PECOS â€“ Head coach Mike Warren knew the Big Spring Lady Steers needed to find a way to get the Fabens Lady Wildcats to abandon their zone defense early on Tuesday evening as he sat in the Eaglesâ€™ Nest at Pecos High School. He just needed something to happen that would force Fabens to spread out their defense a little so his team could use its size and athletic ability in the post.
Julianna Rodriguez was the answer.
The junior point guard knocked down four clutch three-pointers in the first half of play and forced Fabens to shift into a man-to-man approach to respect her outside shooting. And, in so doing, she helped the Big Spring Lady Steers claim a 62-48 victory in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.