After falling behind by 20 at halftime on Monday night, Dos Pueblos used its inside attack to stage a comeback that came up a little short in a 47-43 girls basketball loss to Westlake at Sovine Gym.
“We fought hard to overcome a 33-13 halftime deficit against a highly skilled Westlake team,” said assistant coach Mike Gerken. “Westlake came out hot in the first half, hitting five 3-pointers and pushing the tempo to score easy baskets. We slowed down the pace and went inside to Mikayla Butzke and Andrea Guevara in the second half.”
Butzke had a career-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. Lily Mires and Teagan Haley contributed seven and five points, respectively.
“Mikayla is playing with a lot of confidence right now,” Gerken added. “We’ve been working hard with Mikayla around the basket and her game is really coming around. The kids have showed a lot of heart these past few games. We’ve had some great comebacks, we just need to not put ourselves in a hole so early.”
The Chargers (10-3) will play at Cate on Tuesday at 6 p m.