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Brianna Quesada gets by Ronnie Cantur during their bi-district playoff game.

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Teammates celebrate after Donna’s Brianna Quesada hit a half-court shot at the halftime buzzer.

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Donna guard Gaby Campos is all smiles during a 20-point victory against Mission Veterans in the bi-district playoffs.

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Donna beats Vets before falling to Victoria

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.



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