SOUTH COUNTY — Wins over the Gonzales Spartans and Santa Catalina Cougars moved the Soledad Lady Aztecs to a first place tie with co-Mission Trail Athletic League leaders King City and Robert Louis Stevenson at 6-1. Soledad is now in double figures in wins, with a 10-6 overall mark.
Soledad defeated the Spartans 42-21 at home on Jan. 23 and smashed the Cougars in Monterey on Thursday, 58-10. The Aztec displayed a strong defensive effort in the wins by keeping the Spartan scoreless in the second quarter and not allowing a point to the Cougars in the final quarter.
“We played well against both opponents this week,” said Soledad head coach Tatiana Rodriguez. “We executed on both ends of the court as we prepared for our three games this week.”
In the game with Gonzales Daisy Bugarin had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Theresa Chavez scored 10 points and added two rebounds.
Jacky Saldana scored eight points with nine rebounds, Desiree Mexicano scored five points with two rebounds, and Xenia Suarez finished with four points and four rebounds.
Alyssa Martinez was the Gonzales leading scorer with five points and one 3-point basket. Scoring four points apiece for the Spartans were Kayla Dixon, Jazmine Flores, and Denise Robles.
In the lopsided win over Santa Catalina Chavez led Soledad in scoring with 10 points and finished with seven rebounds. Saldana just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds. Suarez contributed with seven points and four rebounds and Mexicano had six points with three rebounds.
Gonzales High completed the week with 56-35 setback against the host Pacific Grove Breakers. Robles led the Spartans with 14 points. Gonzales is 1-6 in the MTAL and 3-10 overall.
Soledad played on Monday at Greenfield and will host the King City Lady Mustangs tonight in the Aztec gym. On Friday Soledad will travel to the Monterey Peninsula to play the Carmel Padres.
Gonzales High hosted defending MTAL champ Robert Louis Stevenson on Monday night, will Santa Catalina tonight, and completes a busy schedule on Friday at Greenfield.