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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:38 am | Updated: 7:55 am, Wed Jan 31, 2018.

TWENTYNINE PALMS — The Twentynine Palms High School varsity girls basketball team is 5-0 in De Anza League play after beating Rancho Mirage 91-31 at home Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The Wildcats led from the beginning, building a 23-13 lead in the first quarter, then using a strong offense and overpowering defense to take the win.

Lindsey Scamman led the Wildcats with 15 points, 25 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks.

Gabby Mackall had a career high 23 points, Mary Carbiener contributed 11 points and Taylor Scamman put in nine points.

“Every girl on the team scored in this solid win,” Coach Tim Stanford said. “This week’s Wildcat of the week is Gabby Mackall. Gabby had five three point baskets against Rancho Mirage and her play on the defensive end of the court has been stellar all year.

“Gabby comes to work every day with a smile on her face and a positive attitude.”

The junior varsity Wildcats had to fight all four quarters, in a game marked by stifling defensive efforts on both sides, but pulled away in the end and beat their Rancho Mirage counterparts 58-45.

After trailing 11-12 after the first quarter, the Wildcats pulled ahead 26-23 at the half and built a 44-33 lead going into the final quarter.

“I’ve got a really young squad out there,” Coach Luis Barraza said after the game. “I’m really proud of how they performed out there. They are getting better every game, getting better every game.”

What is next

The Wildcats will play host to Desert Mirage at the Richard Casey Memorial Gym on the Wildcat campus, 72750 Wildcat Way, Friday, Jan. 26. The junior varsity game will begin at 3 p.m. and the varsity match will follow at 6.

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