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Lady Mustangs make quick work of Kashmere in area round

BAYTOWN – The magical hoop season continues on for the West Orange-Stark Running Lady Mustangs as they smashed another opponents in the playoffs.

After canning Livingston 55-27 in bidistrict, the Lady Mustangs made quick work of the Houston Kashmere Lady Rams in the Class 4A Region III area round, rolling to a 79-32 blowout victory.

The Lady Mustangs (21-12) will now move on to face District 22-4A rival Hardin-Jefferson in the regional quarterfinals next week. Hardin-Jefferson throttled LaMarque 82-26 Tuesday.

The Lady Mustangs came out where they left the Livingston game and that is in their opponent’s face and Kashmere (15-9) simply had no answer to survive the suffocating defense.

This was obvious as WO-S forced 43 turnovers led by Sophomore Naudia Watson’s 11 steals.  Watson would spark the Mustangs with two three-pointers in the first half to go along with her smothering defense to finish with a career-high 16 points.

Marlandria Hebert and B’Jne’ Arvie would both continue to be walking double doubles with Hebert scoring 16 points and yanking down 15 rebound while Arvie tossed in a game-high 19 points and also hauled down 12 boards. Theoe two owned the paint and Kashmere tried every defense they had to try and stop them but nothing seemed to work with the 1-2 punch.

Guards Keshaunia Winbush, Aniah Henderson, and Gabby Tims were all over the place causing chaos for the Kashmere guards with each having seven steals.  Henderson would also get hot from all over the court scoring 18 points with Keshaunia Winbush scoring 10 points along with eight assists.

Coach D.J. Wilson said “it was a total team effort and they girls played for each other”.