By: JOHN CANNON
(LA JOYA) – Coming into the start of basketball season, Donna High head girls coach Kevin Kromer knew that Miranda Sandoval was going to be a key piece to the puzzle.
“She rebounds, she drives to the hole and she’s physical – like a bull in a china shop.”
That bull that Kromer was relating to was released on Tuesday night and tore up the opposition to the tune of 15 points as Sandoval led the Bravettes to a 39-35 season opening win over La Joya Juarez-Lincoln.
Sandoval made her impact known in the first half of play as she netted 12 of her team’s 30 points as Donna High went into the half leading 30-13.
Juarez-Lincoln made the necessary adjustments at the half and came out strong in the final two quarters of play as they were able to outscore the Bravettes 22-9.
Despite the late comeback by Juarez-Lincoln, it wasn’t enough to overcome Donna High as they opened the season by going 1-0.
Joining Sandoval in leading Donna High in the scoring department was Brianna Quesada who contributed by scoring 11 points on the night.