CARLSBAD — The Clovis High girls were able to relax a little bit on Tuesday night.
Leading by 25 points at halftime, coach Miles Watters turned most of the second half over to his bench and the Lady Wildcats coasted to a 52-35 District 4-5A victory over Carlsbad.
While his team had the Cavegirls overmatched, Watters said Clovis came out ready to play.
“That was probably as good a 16 minutes as we’ve played this year,” he said. “We were really focused.”
Senior Tori Northcutt scored 16 points for the Lady Cats (15-5, 2-0 district), while freshman Antiesha Brown added 12 and junior Jasmine McDonald 10.
“Jasmine played as well as she’s played,” Watters said of the 6-foot post. “She just controlled the defensive end.”
Ebony Bunton, normally one of the team’s scoring leaders, finished with six points but played a solid all-around game, Watters said.
“She could’ve very easily gotten in double figures, but she was really unselfish,” he said. “All the girls were unselfish.
“We had Mariah (Sena, sophomore) at the point in the second half, and she did a good job. We got to experiment with a few things.”
Sophomore center Vianca Villegas scored 10 points to lead the Cavegirls (5-17, 0-2).