Aztecs stay competitive

The Farmersville Aztec girls Basketball team lost an East Sierra League match 45-19 against the Kings Christian Crusaders on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Farmersville.

The Aztecs are a young team consisting of seven freshmen.

Head coach Alex Vartabedian said, “There are times that we have five freshmen on the court. These girls were playing eighth grade basketball last year and they are out there giving it their best.”

Vartabedian said there were not a lot of chances for the girls to play basketball in Farmersville.

“There is no city league and we just started the Farmersville Elite traveling team last year,” he said.

Vartabedian pointed out that the girls work hard and have high hopes for the future.

“This is a very young team who has played competitively in every game thus far. We may not see it in the win-loss record in league but this team has not let any league opponent push them around which I feel is important with such a young team,” he said. “I think we will be playing for a league title and even a section title soon.”

Maricela Hinojosa led the team in scoring with eight points and Yvette Morales had seven. Janet Garcia led the team with six rebounds.

The Aztecs will be home on Friday Feb. 1 to take on Orange Cove in an East Sierra League matchup. The Titans are 1-3 in league play with their lone victory Farmersville back on Jan. 15 in Orange Cove. The young Aztecs could turn the second half around and make a strong push which would give the young team some high hopes for the future.


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