Lady Mustangs win two straight

Posted 2/11/20

The Madisonville Lady Mustangs picked up a pair of wins over Rusk Feb. 4 and Palestine Friday to take a step toward a second place finish in district play after an 0-8 mark last season. They concluded their regular season with a Senior Night matchup Tuesday against first place Fairfield at MHS.

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Lady Mustangs win two straight

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The Madisonville Lady Mustangs picked up a pair of wins over Rusk Feb. 4 and Palestine Friday to take a step toward a second place finish in district play after an 0-8 mark last season. They concluded their regular season with a Senior Night matchup Tuesday against first place Fairfield at MHS.

“Hopefully these wins will motivate us to believe that, if disciplined, we can do some great things,” said head coach Shana Taylor.

A win over Fairfield Tuesday would mean the Lady Mustangs stand alone as the second place team in district. A loss and a Rusk victory over Palestine would result in a playoff tiebreaker for the second place spot.

Madisonville senior players include Jyah Burns, Daija Martin and Khyra Cooper. The three were honored on the court with their loved ones before the game Tuesday.

On Feb. 4, the Lady Mustangs held Rusk to just three total points in the first quarter to cruise to a 44-34 victory over the Eagles. Jerkayla Dickey led the team in scoring with 15 points and was followed by Daiona Johnson with 13.

The team picked up another low-scoring district win Friday at Palestine by a score of 42-33. The Lady Mustangs held the Wildcats to just 12 second half points to pick up the comfortable victory.

Johnson led Madisonville in scoring with 13 points in the win and was followed by Tra’Shayla Smith with nine.

The weeks’ victories mean the Lady Mustangs have swept the season series over Rusk and Palestine. Their district record entering Tuesday’s finale against Fairfield at MHS was 5-2 with losses coming to Fairfield and Mexia.

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