Girls season ends in area playoff loss to Madisonville

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Bre Stoner (No. 23 in white) crashes in to take the ball away from a Madisonville player during Mexia’s area playoff game Friday night. Stoner played some tough defense all night long, but the Lady Mustangs ended up taking the game from the Ladycats, 56-45, thus ending Mexia’s season. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

Get the rebound and hurl the ball down court to a sprinting Lady Mustang seemed to be the plan used by Madisonville Coach Shana Taylor to overcome the aggressive pressure defense of the Mexia Ladycats.
Madisonville ended the Ladycats season on Valentine’s Day, 56-45, in an area playoff game played at Jewett-Leon High School.
Mexia started Friday’s game as usual, high pressure defense and moving the ball on offense, but Madisonville kept the middle closed off to point guards Tee Owens, Bre Stoner and Taylor Porter, forcing the Ladycats to take more outside shots. The only thing was the outside shots weren’t finding the net as planned – or little as the cylinder allowed, clanging off the rim and into Lady Mustang hands, often times resulting in fast break points.

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