Donna starts fast, stays strong, beats Mission Vets

McALLEN – Brianna Quesada had just 5.8 seconds to get off a shot. She actually took it a bit early, but that didn’t matter because the half-court heave just before the buzzer expired to end the half was nothing but net.

“That’s definitely not something we do in practice,” Donna coach Lori Pedroza said. “But it was such a big play to end a half on a high note. It definitely can deflate an opponent.”

That’s how the day went for the Donna Bravettes, who jumped out to a leads of 16-2 after one quarter and, thanks to the long 3-pointer by Quesada a 30-14 lead at the half en route to convincing and lop-sided 60-38 victory over Mission Vets in girls’ Class 5A bi-district playoff action Monday night at McAllen High.

The win sets Donna up with a game either Friday or Saturday against Victoria West in the area round of the playoffs. Victoria West defeated Corpus Christi Calallen in their bi-district matchup.

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