Lady Tigers fall to Austin Travis in season lid-lifter
"We competed hard, but could not put the ball in the basket," said Rockdale's Liz McQuitter, who begins her third year as head coach. "I am looking for chemistry and a rotation of nine to 10 players.
"The score does not ref lect some good defensive stops, a lot of hustle, and intensity throughout. We just did not execute well offensively and missed a lot of opportunities.
"I am not totally disappointed, because I saw a lot of possibilities in the rotations used against Travis. It is back to work and getting ready for the next game on the road."
The 5-foot-11 Frei Twins, Meagan and Brittany, led the Lady Tigers after sitting out a year.
Meagan tallied four points, while Brittany had three points and five rebounds.
Kayla LaRocca, Lyndee Pannell, Annie Wilde and Ivory Douglas
two assists) all contributed two points apiece.
Trailing 6-4 after the first quarter, the Lady Tigers were outscored 15-1 in the second period and trailed 21-5 at intermission.
Travis (8-20 in 2009) continued to pour it on in the third quarter, outscoring Rockdale 17-7 to construct a 38-12 advantage heading into the final period.
Sophomore Geraldesha Milligan led the Lady Rebels with 10 points
The Lady Tigers do not play at home until Nov. 23 when they host West.
Until then, they travel to Rogers Friday, then to Giddings on Tuesday and then Lexington next Friday (Nov. 20).
Austin Travis 44, Rockdale 18
TRAVIS (1-0)—Milligan 10, Limiel
8, Pedroza 7, Daniels 6, Martinez
5, Marshall 2, Ramirez 3, Landry 2,
ROCKDALE (0-1)—Frei,B. 3, Frei,
M. 4, LaRocca 2, Pannell 2, Douglas
2, Wilde 2, Hearn 1, Page 1,
Rockdale 4 1 7 6—18
Travis 6 15 17 6—44
JV: Travis 32-14—Baggerly 2,
Mitchell 2, Russell 2, Vest 4,
Muston 2, Rojas 4. FROSH: Rockdale
47-6—Vest 17, Henderson 8,
Montolongo 7, Brinkley 6, Flores 4,
Wardlow 3, Hicks 2.