LINDALE – Even in the house of the mighty Lindale Eagles, those odds didn’t help the visiting Como-Pickton Lady Eagles defeat their Tuesday night opponent, Kerens Lady Bobcats. When the final buzzer sounded the Lady Eagles boarded their bus and headed north back home with a 68-46 loss in the bi-district round of the playoffs.
LINDALE – Even in the house of the mighty Lindale Eagles, those odds didn’t help the visiting Como-Pickton Lady Eagles defeat their Tuesday night opponent, Kerens Lady Bobcats.
When the final buzzer sounded the Lady Eagles boarded their bus and headed north back home with a 68-46 loss in the bi-district round of the playoffs.
“It was a good ride,” replied C-P Lady Eagles head basketball coach Linda Rankin after the
game. It may have been a short road, but it was the farthest the basketball team has come in over
10 years according to the banners.
The Lady Eagles had a rough time catching the Lady ’Cats as they pounced from one end to
the other in the first half taking a 17 point lead with top scorer Anna Keele sinking a trey
(adding to her 17 point total). Skye Brumley, Saxe Daugherty, and Maci Kight all netted baskets
for the C-P side of the scoreboard.
The Lady Eagles started to gain some momentum in the second quarter tacking on 12 more
to their score half coming from foul shots. The Lady Eagles hit six-of-14 in the second quarter
from the free throw line. In the second half, Kerens could have been mistaken for a team of thieves as they snatched the ball on every given opportunity.
With 4:40 on the third quarter clock, Jordan Carlock hit a bucket increasing the speed of the Lady Eagles. Teammate Shelby Harrison returned to C-P territory to sink a lay-up. The Lady Eagles put on a double team defense to the ball handler increasing the pressure. Getting the ball back Kadi Baxter
popped in a jumper from the a steal by Kight. Third quarter ended in Kerens favor, 46-26.
the gap as Bre Peoples drove to the lane. Kight swishes the bucket from the post position. Harrison
made another lay-up drive only to get fouled (clearing one-of-one). Brumley fouled out with 2:45
on clock. Disappointed, she made an emotional exit from the game with reassurance from her
team and coach. Kight and Peoples hit their final free throw shots finishing the game with a
The loss in the matchup put the Lady Eagles’ overall record at 18-13. “The ladies played their hearts out but were simply outmatched due to Kerens athletic ability and quickness,” coach added. “The girls played all season with all of their heart; they laid it all out on the table and their made their dreams and goals a reality. I am honored to have coached this team, and I’ll never forget this amazing group of young ladies.”
Como-Pickton—Skye Brumley 7, Shelby Harrison 6, Saxe Daugherty 6, Jordan Carlock 11, Bre Peoples 6, Maci Kight 6, Kadi Baxter 2, Dawnyel Spaid 2.
Kerens—Anna Keele 17 (one 3-pointer), Tareque Williams 12, Nicole Kelm 14, Michell Jordan 9, Abby Mountford 2, BreAnna Lawerence 6, Jacie Tolliver 4, Carly Commiato 2, Hanna Calvin 2.
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