Alpine and Marfa haven’t been in the same district in decades, but it is still a rivalry in a land where there aren’t many to be had. The Lady Shorthorns basketball team will make the short trek through Paisano Pass on Tuesday, Dec. 10 to play the Lady Bucks at 6 p.m.
Alpine continues to be led by junior Nora Carrasco, as she looks for help from some emerging threats. The Lady Bucks captured their first two wins of 2019 against Buena Vista and Iraan, followed by six days off for the Thanksgiving break. They returned to the Buck Pit on Tuesday against a much larger school, Permian from Odessa.
Carrasco hit a beautiful half-court shot at the halftime buzzer on Tuesday in front of the hometown fans. Yet there wasn’t much other excitement in the 66-33 loss to the 6A stronghold. Carrasco had a team high of 12 points, but had other attempts that didn’t bounce her way. Alpine shot just 41% from the free throw line.
Sophomores Chloe Cordova, Jenica Portillo, and Serenity Reed have all contributed some big baskets thus far, and will play vital minutes for a Bucks roster of only nine players this season. Alpine next travels to Midland Trinity on Friday, Dec. 6 for a 6 p.m. tip off.