Lady Cardinals stay red hot

LOS FRESNOS — For the second time this season, the Los Fresnos Lady Falcons hung in there with the Harlingen Lady Cardinals but, once again, they couldn’t bring it home against what is arguably the Valley’s top team.

Leading by just two in a seesaw game, the Lady Cards finished on an 8-2 run over the final six minutes to upend the Lady Falcons 45-37 on Friday night in Los Fresnos.

The Lady Falcons had success throughout the night getting shots against the Harlingen press, but the Lady Red Birds turned up the heat, sparking their final run.

“I told the girls to be more aggressive and put more pressure and be more aggressive on defense,” said Harlingen head coach Ashley Moncivaiz. “Once we put some pressure on them, we got some steals and finished on the other end.”

In their first meeting, it was an 8-0 run by Harlingen (29-1, 11-0) that willed the Lady Cards to a 49-42 victory.

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