A tale of 2 halves

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

A slow start filled with missed opportunities was not going to be the story of Cuero’s fourth game of district. The Lady Gobblers were held to one point in the first quarter and nine in the first half, before coming alive in the third quarter and moving to 3-1 in district with their 40-26 win over Pleasanton.

“We just were out of sync,” head coach Amy Crain said of their first half performance. “I have to give them [Pleasanton] credit. They were pressuring us, forcing us to start our offense from way up high. We didn’t handle that well out of the gate. We were completely out of sync offensively. Defense kept us in the game. That was probably the worst half offensively that we’ve played.”

Cuero was able to re-focus at halftime, en route to outscoring the Eagles 31-11 to close the game.

“I just told them to relax and do what you’ve been doing all season long, and don’t let them dictate what we do,” Crain stated. “Let’s do what we do better. They came out on a mission. We talked about protecting our home court, especially during district and how important that is. That sunk in, and they just came out with some fire.”

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