The Casa Grande High School girls basketball team avenged one of its most disappointing losses of the season Wednesday night, dominating Ukiah's Lady Wildcats, 53-24, in the Casa gym.
Casa Grande lost an earlier game in Ukiah, 66-65. The Ukiah point total matched the most the Lady Gauchos yielded to any team this season. This time around, it was a different defensive story. Casa held Ukiah to single-digit scoring in every period, building a 17-12 halftime lead and never letting up.
Lexie Schloetter scored 16 points to lead the Lady Trojans, with Brooke Santander adding 13.
The win was the second of the week for the Lady Gauchos, who earlier won at Windsor, 42-37.
That victory proved to be a struggle for the Casa girls against a much-improved Lady Jaguar team. Casa Grande led 39-30 after three periods, but scored just three points in the fourth quarter and had to dig in behind its staunch defense to preserve the win.
Lyndsey Murnin led Casa with 12 points, with Santander adding 10.
Casa is now 13-10 on the season and 7-4 in the North Bay League going into a game at Rancho Cotate Friday night.