WINTERS — Defense has been a strength for this year’s Roscoe girls basketball team, and the Plowgirls were solid again in that area when the team faced Sterling City in a Class 1A, Division II bi-district matchup on Monday.
However, Sterling City was able to effectively shut down Roscoe’s offense — especially in the final two quarters — enough to pull out a 32-29 victory and end the Plowgirls’ year.
The low-scoring win advances the Lady Eagles — the third-place team from District 14-A — to the area round later this week against Priddy, while Roscoe — the No. 2 team in District 13-A — ends up 19-12.
For a big stretch of the second and third quarters, Roscoe seemed to be very much in control as the Plowgirls turned a four-point (9-13) deficit into a five-point (22-17) lead over Sterling City.But Sterling City regained the lead, 23-22, with a 6-0 run to end the quarter.
Faith Boren gave Ros-coe a 28-27 lead — its last of the game — with 3:47 left. However, Savannah Jones gave Sterling City the lead for good when she scored with 2:12 to play. The game then came down to free throws and Sterling City made just enough to beat Roscoe, despite going just 3-for-9 down the stretch.
Boren had 14 points to pace the Plowgirls as she shared game high-point honors with Jones. They were the only players in double figures. Eva Aguayo had five, Shelby Brown and Carolina Perez three and Stina Tomlin and Torrey Willman two.
Six seniors — Boren, Perez, Willman, Tomlin, Mirian Solis and Kendall Moses — played their final game for Roscoe. Aguayo, Brown and Whitney Wil-liams are juniors.