Ladies split two games


The Groesbeck Lady Goats were no match for Madisonville on Jan. 26, as the Lady Mustangs handily defeated them, 44-10. The Lady Mustangs came up short, however, in an away game at Mexia on Friday, 46-43.

The team, now 19-10, is well prepared for next year as its team leaders are juniors Lexi Leveston, Tra’Dayja Smith, Tyana Brown and Zanavia Manning. Sophomore Latayvia Byrd also has had a strong season.

Leveston had an impressive 19 rebounds in the Mexia game, while Smith led in scoring with 13 points.

The Lady Mustangs are raising money through a gofundme account for a trip to compete in a tournament in Orlando in December. The money raised will be used for tournament fees, transportation, food and lodging, according to the Web page at

“This will be a first for our program and a life-changing experience for most of our athletes,” Head Coach Shana Taylor said. “These gifted athletes get it done on the court and in the classroom as the majority of the team garner academic all-district awards each year.”

Jan. 29 vs. Mexia

Mville 12 9 12 10 -43

Mexia 13 8 8 17 -46

Individual leaders

Points: Tra’Dayja Smith 13; Lexi Leveston 6; Tyana Brown 6; Latayvia Byrd 6; Shakayla Burns 6; Zanavia Manning 6.

Rebounds: Lexi Leveston 19; Tyana Brown 8; Latayvia Byrd 4; Shakayla Burns 3; Zanavia Manning 1.

Assists: Tra’Dayja Smith 9; Tyana Brown 4; Latayvia Byrd 1; Zanavia Manning 4.

Jan. 26 vs. Groesbeck

Mville 14 8 12 10 -44

Gbeck 0 4 0 6 -10

Individual leaders

Points: Tra’Dayja Smith 9; Lexi Leveston 7; Kaylee Reynolds 6; Shakayla Burns 5; Zanavia Manning 5; Kassi Flores 4; Tyana Brown 4; Kacelyn Jarrell 4.

Rebounds: Tra’Dayja Smith 5; Lexi Leveston 12; Kaylee Reynolds 5; Shakayla Burns 9; Zanavia Manning 2; Kassi Flores 4; Tyana Brown 3; Latayvia Byrd 3.

Assists: Tra’Dayja Smith 6; Lexi Leveston 1; Zanavia Manning 4; Kassi Flores 1.