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Strong second half leads Coyotes

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The Madera Coyote girls basketball team overcame a quarter-long scoring drought to outscore the Los Banos Tigers 21-6 in the second half for a 44-23 non-league victory.

The Coyotes made just one field goal in the second quarter and two in the third quarter while shooting 10 percent from the field. They were able to keep pace with the Tigers before outscoring Los Banos by 15 in the second half.

“Consistency is one of the things we have to develop with this team,” head coach Jason Smith said. “Our energy was great and our effort was good, but the shots weren’t falling. That happens from time to time. We got out of a little of rhythm. Because our energy was good and our defense was so good, we really got after it.”

“The first quarter, we moved the ball around. The second quarter, we broke the press and put up quick shots. We would shoot a three and have a clean lane to the basket. We just didn’t stick to what we do.” ...


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