Rodriguez last-second shot lifts Prowlers over Andrews

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Senior Rebecca Rodriguez went out with a bang in her final home game for the Fort Stockton High School girls basketball team, hitting a running shot in the lane to give the Prowlers a 54-52 win over Andrews to lock up second place in 4A District 1.

The victory improves the Prowlers to 5-2 in district with one game left – Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Monahans. 

The Prowlers trailed Seminole (7-0), but are ahead of Andrews (4-3), Monahans (2-5) and Pecos (0-8).

The Prowlers came out cold shooting and comitted several turnovers off passes in the first period. The Prowlers did not hit their first field goal until Katie Salmon's layup with 2:50 left in the period. The only other was a buzzer-beating put back by Elyanah Calderon off Kylie Ruiz's attempt from the 5-second line. It was 12-7.

The second period was a different story. The Prowlers opened with an 8-0 run fueled by Salmon with six points and Alyana Dominguez with two to give the Prowlers a 15-12 lead with 5:46 left. Andrews retook the lead at 16-15 before Becca Rodriguez drilled a deep three to put the Prowlers back up 18-16 before the teams went into the half tied at 20.

The second half was a see-saw battle. The Prowlers opened with a 5-0 run to up 25-20, only to see Andrews rally to tie it at 25. The period ended with Andrews holding a slim 39-38 lead. 

Fort Stockton Varsity

Girls Basketball

(5-2, 16-15)

• Nov. 12: def. Alpine 50-39

• Nov. 16: lost to Denver City 52-28

• Nov. 19: def. Lakeview 52-13

• Nov. 22: def. Rankin 59-56

• Nov. 25: def. Presidio 44-33

• Dec. 3: lost to Odessa 48-45

• Dec. 5-7: @ O.W. Follis Tournament, Lamesa: lost to Brownfield 70-23; lost to Dumas 78-35; def. Stanton 47-35; lost to Lamesa 36-26

• Dec. 10: lost to Midland Christian 41-40

• Dec. 12-14: @ El Ave Tournament, Crane: def. Midland Christian 48-42; def. McCamey 46-17; lost to Coahoma 49-39; def. Odessa JV 67-21.

• Dec. 17: lost to Lamesa 52-48

• Dec. 20: lost to Snyder 58-27

• Dec. 27-28: @ Mary Tatum Holiday Classic Tournament: lost to Coahoma 68-61; def. McCamey 47-26; def. Sonora 39-37; lost to Jefferson 32-30.

• Dec. 30: lost to Big Spring 54-44

• Jan. 7: lost to Greenwood 55-26

• Jan. 14: lost to Seminole 65-37*

• Jan. 17: def. Pecos 61-31*

• Jan. 21: def. Andrews 54-36*

• Jan. 24: def. Monahans 56-37*

• Jan. 28: def. Rankin, 79-38

• Jan. 31: lost to Seminole 62-34*

• Feb. 4: def. Pecos 73-27*

• Feb. 7: def. Andrews 54-52* **

• Feb. 11: @ Monahans, 6 p.m.*

*District game

**Senior Night

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