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Lionettes basketball clinch playoff berth

by Kevin Narro | LFN

LA FERIA – The Lionettes are heading back to the playoffs.

La Feria clinched a postseason berth despite the shortened offseason, a
new head coach and a new crop of girls. La Feria will await their
opponent in the playoffs, but for now, La Feria has found their groove and will enter the playoffs on a positive note.

“We have been free from injury, and the girls have been working hard,” head coach Delia Lopez said. “We have a few freshmen on the team, and they have come in and done a good job and have meshed well with the older girls.”

La Feria had to replace some key pieces from last year’s team with household names like Jeno Ochoa and Aliyah Stewart. This year La Feria has leaned on their senior point guard Sabrina Castaneda.

“Sabrina has become more confident in her role on the team as our point
guard and team captain,” Lopez said. “She is the leader of the team, and she has been excellent. She is a good kid, respectful and she is doing well.”

Along with Castandeda, senior Alexis Villareal has provided a defensive presence along with her speed.

“Alexis has done a great job this year,” Lopez said. “She is quick and has done everything I have asked her to do. She has been a key part of the defense.”

The Lionettes play the third-seed Calallen tonight at H.M. King High School in Kingsville in the early time slot as part of a double-header on the night with Port Isabel playing Tuloso-Midway at 8 p.m.

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