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The World of Sports 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 halfcourt heave just before the buzzer expired to end the opening half was nothing but net. “That’s definitely not something we do in practice,” Donna High 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 Bravettes, who jumped out to 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 a convincing and lop-sided 60-38 victory over Mission Vets in Class 5A bi-district playoff action Monday at McAllen High. Donna fell in the second round to Victoria East, but the players on this Bravettes basketball team will go down as one of the best in recent memory, the win over Mission Veterans Memroasi Donna came out with an extended 3-2 zone that the Patriots had difficulty with,especially in the first half, and didn’t score a field goal in the first period — just a pair of free throws, trailing 7-1 with 3:15 remaining in that first frame. “That 1-2-2 high they were putting pressure on our shooters and we couldn’t get the ball with a good look and shots weren’t falling,” Mission Veterans coach Rafael Cantu Jr. said. “We made some adjustments to get the ball down low and play an in-and-out game, but we didn’t do it early.”   Read the entire story on the e-Edition of our newspaper. ...

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