Lady Mustangs drop a pair

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The Madisonville Lady Mustangs basketball team dropped a pair of games at home over the week to Coldspring-Oakhurst last Tuesday and Snook on Friday night to fall to 4-13 with their district slate approaching.

While Tuesday’s contest against Coldspring was tight for the most part, the Lady Mustangs fell behind 16-8 after the first quarter of play and were never able to dig themselves out of that early hole.

Madisonville outscored their opponent in the second quarter of play and the remainder was a back-and-forth affair. Coldspring ultimately left MHS victorious by a final score of 51-42. The Mustangs shot a whopping 56 shots in the game, converting 17 of them (30 percent). They made just one of eight shots from beyond the arc.

The stage belonged to Khyra Cooper and Daiona Johnson, who led the team with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Johnson also led the way in rebounds with six and Jyah Burns recorded nine points of her own.

Friday’s matchup with Snook saw the Lady Mustangs jump out to a hot start with a 24-18 lead after the first half. However, Snook posted 28 points in the second half to Madisonville’s 18 to come away with the 46-42 win.

Each team shot 45 percent from the field and Snook out-rebounded the Lady Mustangs 22-20 on the night.

Cooper led the team in scoring once again with 18 total points. She also came away with eight rebounds, which was tied for the second-most boards with Tra’Shayla Smith. Johnson recorded 10 points in the game and led the team with seven assists.

The conclusion of the Snook matchup brought about a long break for the Lady Mustangs. They will not play again until they participate in the Aggieland Invitational, which will take place Dec. 27 until the 29th.

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