Lady Mustangs defeat Crockett

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The Madisonville Lady Mustangs basketball team picked up a win along with a few losses during tournament play over the last week.

The Lady Mustangs fell to Marlin, Winnsboro and Franklin but defeated Crockett for the second time this season. Madisonville also defeated Crockett for their first win of the season on Nov. 13.

“We are a work in progress in all phases of the game and still need development,” said Madisonville head women’s basketball coach Shana Taylor. “With each game, we are seeing glimpses of what could be with commitment and hard work. We knew it was going to be a challenge finding our way and trying to fit all of the pieces together. I am hopeful that after we get some more work we should be ready for district play.”

On Friday, the Lady Mustangs defeated the Crockett Bulldogs by a score of 56-39. They were able to outscore the Bulldogs 36-19 in the second half after the score was even following the first half.

Khyra Cooper led Madisonville with 11 points in the contest and Jordan Rogers was right behind her with 10. Cooper also recorded nine rebounds. Daiona Johnson led the way for Madisonville with 11 rebounds.

The victory over Crockett was a bounce back win for the Lady Mustangs after a tough loss to Winnsboro the night before. The Lady Mustangs had trouble posting points and were held to single digits in every quarter but the second, when they scored 20 to get back into the game before half.

Cooper led the Lady Mustangs in points with 17 and rebounds with six in the 59-43 Madisonville loss. Johnson followed her closely once more with 16 points and 3 boards. Madisonville shot 49 percent from the field.

The Lady Mustangs also fell to Marlin and Franklin in lopsided fashion. They had trouble putting up points throughout both games with just 26 in each. Cooper led the way in scoring once again with 15 against Marlin and 9 against Franklin.

The Lady Mustangs were 2-4 in non-district games to start the 2018 season entering play this week. They were scheduled to matchup with Lake Creek and Concordia Lutheran before they take a week off for Thanksgiving break.

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