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LA MONTE — Windsor had three players score in double figures and beat La Monte 43-24 in a Kaysinger Conference girls basketball game on Thursday.

Of those three players in double figures, two were in the low post as Shelby Williams scored 14 points and Breanna Bowers added 10.

“They did pretty well,” said Windsor coach Brad Forrest. “We missed a lot of shots eight-foot and in the other night against Butler. By my math we missed about 25 inside of eight feet. (Thursday) we started off slow again, couldn’t get the ball in and then in the second half we finally got it kicked in and they couldn’t stop it once we got it in there.”

Windsor’s low-post players had a size advantage over La Monte’s Cathy Butts so Lady Vikings coach Manuel Lujan did not want Butts to play behind the Windsor post players.

“I was telling Cathy to go ahead and front her and trust your back-side help in Erin (Warner) to come across,” Lujan said. “They still don’t move quick enough to where if one’s going to front, the other has to move without somebody telling them.”

Bailey Rollins also scored 10 for the Lady Greyhounds.

Sandra Arroyo led La Monte with six points.

“We tried to get into an open set and call some set plays,” Lujan said. “They’re not accostomed to getting into an open set and calling set plays and executing that style of basketball. I think they’re getting used to it and I keep telling the girls, the better they get at it in time, the better they will play off each other. (Sandra) is just one of those girls, she can create off the dribble. I have to sometimes remind players to keep their eye on the ball because she’s going to get it to you.

Windsor led 20-6 at the half after the Lady Greyhounds scored 12 in the first quarter and held La Monte to two points in the second.

La Monte got a pair of quick baskets in the third quarter on drives by Arroyo, briefly cutting the lead to 11, but Rollins hit a pair of free throws and a basket to make it 25-10.

“We came out in the second half and gave up a couple of easy buckets,” Forrest said. “We didn’t switch or hedge our screens. If you give up 24 points you should win, and that’s what we did.”

After a basket in the paint from La Monte’s Maya Martin, Windsor answered with a basket in the paint by Williams on the other end and Rollins followed with a steal near mid-court and a layup. After Devyn Williams hit a long jumper, Winsdor led 31-12.

Both teams scored 12 points in the fourth quarter. La Monte got 3-pointers from Demotte and Harris while Windsor worked the ball inside, Bowers getting six points, all in the paint including a putback and Shelby Williams adding a pair of baskets of her own.

Windsor (11-4, 6-0 Kaysinger) will host Northwest today.

La Monte (8-7, 1-6 Kaysinger) will open the Leeton Tournament on Monday against Miami.

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