Exeter Monarch girls basketball’s losing streak continues against Aztecs

Monarchs lose seventh game against the Aztecs continuing to go winless on the season so far

EXETER – Exeter hasn’t broken through to the win-column yet this season, and the Monarchs’ losses are not necessarily close.

The most recent loss, to go 0-7, was last Friday, Dec. 10. The team battled hard against the Aztecs on their home court, but ultimately the Monarchs let their opponent travel back to Farmersville with a 49-38 win in their record.

Exeter head coach Justin Southard said that as of now, the team is working on fixing the things that can be fixed. They are also aiming to gather learning experience so that in Central Sequoia League games and hopefully the playoffs, they could pull out wins. He went on to say that he is still proud of the girls’ effort throughout the game.

During the first quarter the Farmersville Aztecs forced several turnovers, and turned several of those in to scoring opportunities. Whereas the Aztecs charged to a 17 point lead, the Monarchs only managed to put eight points on the board heading into the second quarter. The Monarchs most productive quarter was by far the third where they managed to put 12 points together. The Aztecs took their foot off the gas and only added eight points of their own.

Exeter two most productive scorers were Tillie Wendt and Natasha Anguiano. Wendt amassed 11 points and Anguiano put together a total of seven points, all made within the third quarter. While their performances were impressive, Southard explained that Shelbey Faulkner deserved the game ball. He said her positive attitude and hard work has made an impact on the team. Due to this she got the most playing time during the game.

The Aztecs even their record at 5-5 so far in the season. Janessa Garza scored over 30 points, making every one of her free throws. Head coach Antonio Juarez said that his team was great on defense and he’s happy with their teamwork. Then adding that the teamwork and effort will help their upcoming games.

Whereas for the Exeter Monarchs, this game makes their standing 0-7. But, this is only the beginning of the season and the teams next game was at home on Tuesday, Dec. 14, against Immanuel at 7 p.m.

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