After trailing entering the second quarter, the Madera Coyotes girls basketball team, with help from two benched starters, outscored the Madera South Stallions 41-20 the rest of the way for a decisive County/Metro Athletic Conference victory.
Bria Fernandes and Sarah Nainoa were benched in the first quarter. However, they came off the bench to score 12 second-quarter points to take control in Wednesday’s cross-town rivalry game.
“We started off really lethargic,” said Madera head coach Jason Smith, who remains undefeated against Madera South. “We had a couple of regular starters. They got put on bench a little while to learn their lesson about what being a part of the team is and their responsibility. They did a good job of staying up on the bench and being ready to play the way they are capable of playing.”
Fernandes and freshman Alyssa Burton led the Coyotes with 15 points each. Burton pulled down 10 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass and three she put right back. She was also 5-of-7 from the free throw line. Fernandes hit three 3-pointers and was 6-of-7 from the free throw line...