Coolidge falls to Huckabay

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Coolidge guard Delvin Smith faces a tough shot with the hand of Huckabay’s Garrett Stewart blocking his view. Smith led all scorers with 36 points Tuesday night. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The No. 13 Coolidge Yellowjackets charged out to a 21-16 lead in the first quarter of play in Tuesday night’s regional quarterfinals game with No. 14 Huckabay Indians, but the rims at Charger gym in Keene proved to be unkind to the Limestone County team as they ended up falling in the end, 88-80.
After taking the five point advantage the Yellowjackets got into some early foul trouble along with free throw shooting difficulties.
Huckabay, with a slightly taller lineup, was able to work the boards well enough to end up with second – and sometimes third – chance shot opportunities that kept them in the game all night long.
The Indians came back in the second quarter to end up with a one point lead at halftime, 34-33, but that too came with a price as some of their key players were also in foul trouble.

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