Lady Mustangs finish regular season

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The Madisonville women's basketball team picked up two wins this week over Palestine on Tuesday and Athens on Friday during senior night.

The Lady Mustangs concluded the regular season last night and the postseason will begin next week.

Before the game, seniors Latayvia Byrd, Tylisea Roundtree, Shakayla Burns and Kennedy Cooper were honored with their families in their final regular season performance in front of their home fans. They were treated balloons and gift baskets from their underclassmen teammates and a standing ovation from their home fans.

The Mustangs used the momentum from their senior celebration and dominated right out of the gates against the Hornets on Friday. They seemed to snag just about every rebound in the opening quarter and were up 12-3 in the blink of an eye. This was courtesy of a 12-0 run that came after Athens started the game with a three-pointer.

Athens was finally able to post some points from the second quarter on, but the Mustangs were just too much down the stretch after the hot start. They took the 59-43 win despite a solid fourth quarter performance from the Hornets.

In her final game in Madisonville, Roundtree posted a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Burns followed up with 18 points and Byrd scored 13 and 11 rebounds for her own double-double.

Last Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs took down Palestine for this second time this season. The 50-34 road victory featured a fierce defensive effort that held the Wildcats to just 7 points throughout the second half.

Burns led the team in scoring with 16 points and snagged 7 rebounds. Roundtree added 13 points of her own and led the team with 8 boards. Byrd also added 7 rebounds in the contest.

The Lady Mustangs finished the regular season with a road game in Mexia on Tuesday. Madisonville lost to the Black Cats 62-58 at home on Jan. 19.

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