Back-to-back wins for 1st time this season
Fort Stockton junior Alyana Dominguez had her highest offensive output of the season on Saturday, Dec. 12 in an away contest at Del Rio, scoring over half of her team’s points (22) in the Prowlers 42-33 victory.
“She was definitely a key asset to the team today,” Fort Stockton coach Breeann Sturges said.
The Prowlers trailed 22-16 at halftime but rallied to take a 27-26 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Fort Stockton outscored Del Rio 15-7 in the final eight minutes of play – translating to a 26-11 advantage in terms of scoring in the second half.
“The Prowlers were in need of a win and accomplished that. We hope to continue that momentum into Monday,” Sturges said.
The victory ended a five-game losing skid dating back to Dec. 1 and improves the Prowlers record to 3-8.
Sophomore Brianna Diaz added nine points to the Prowler offense while fellow sophomore Lala Mata contributed six points to the and four rebounds. Freshman Sophie Hernandez also had four rebounds.
Fort Stockton continued their winning ways on Monday, Dec. 14 in an away matchup with Lake View in San Angelo.
The Prowlers downed the Maidens 30-28 to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
“The leadership of junior Alyana Dominguez helped propel the Prowlers to victory,” Fort Stockton coach Sera Quiroga said. “Sophomore standout Arial Smith showed that she is developing and ready for the challenge of a varsity player’s role”
Dominguez finished the game with a filled stat sheet once again, recording nine rebounds, four points, four steals, three assists and three blocks.
Smith tallied a teamhigh 12 points and five rebounds. Diaz added six points and Mata added four.
On Friday, Dec. 18, the Prowlers will host Snyder. The Prowlers are set for tip-off at 6 p.m. in the SEC.
DOMINGUEZ NEARS TRIPLE-DOUBLE IN LOSS
With a quick schedule change, the Fort Stockton Prowlers headed to Sweetwater on Friday, Dec. 11 for their second game of the week.
Fort Stockton had a lea at numerous times in the early stages of the contest but were unable to maintain their advantage in a 52-42 defeat – their fifth consecutive loss before Saturday’s victory.
“The Prowlers started off the game excited and hungry for a win, but the Lady Mustangs had other plans,” Fort Stockton coach Sera Quiroga said. “The Prowlers continue to improve and make adjustments as they find their groove before starting district play. With a tough preseason slowly being placed under the young team’s belt, the program is excited to see what’s in store for the upcoming district play.”
Dominguez was three steals away from recording a triple-double in the loss. The junior tallied a teamhigh 10 rebounds, and seven steals to go along with her 13-point outing. The multi-sport standout added three blocks, marking one of the most well-rounded games of her career.
Mata followed suit in the scoring department by adding a team-high 14 points. Sophomore Arial Smith added six points and seven rebounds. Diaz helped the Prowlers with four assists and four steals. Elyana Calderon tallied four rebounds.