ALAMOGORDO — When the going got a little tough Friday night, Clovis High’s girls turned to their mainstay.
Senior post Antiesha Brown erupted for 35 points, including 17 in a 21-8 third-quarter blitz that broke open a fairly close game in a 60-36 victory over Alamogordo.
It is the third time this season Brown has scored 35 points, which us her career-high.
The Lady Wildcats (12-3) turned a five-point halftime lead into a 44-26 margin at the end of three stanzas.
Senior guard Amanda Romero was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after injuring her running into a screen in the second quarter. Lady Cats coach Jeff Reed was on his way to check her condition after the game.
The Lady Cats return to action today with a 7 p.m. game at Rio Rancho Cleveland.
Romero’s injury was not thought to be serious, but her status for tonight was uncertain.
Clovis got off to a 12-2 lead, but then went cold and the Lady Tigers (7-10) pulled within a point midway through the second quarter. Romero had six points, including a 3-pointer, before she left the game.
“We came out and got after them (early), and then we went cold,” Reed said. “We just didn’t have a lot of energy.”
The Lady Cats’ pressure resulted in numerous turnovers during the third quarter, including several forced by Brown. Reed said she scored her points a variety of ways — off turnovers, in the post and on offensive rebounds.
“They don’t have a lot of size,” he said of the Lady Tigers. “We were pretty much able to do what we wanted.”
Sophomore guard Genoveva Rodriguez scored 23 points for the Lady Tigers. Only four players contributed points for Alamogordo.