Lady Mustangs begin district slate

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The Madisonville Lady Mustangs basketball team concluded the Aggieland Invitational with a record of 2-2 over the holidays before dropping their first district matchup of the season to Mexia by a score of 63-41.

At Aggieland, the Lady Mustangs competed in a diverse tournament with local teams of all classes. They picked up victories over Sam Rayburn and Pittsburg and fell to Huckabay and Greenhill School.

In the first game against Sam Rayburn, Madisonville held their opponents to just 10 total points in the second half to come away with a 44-33 victory in a low scoring bout.

All of Madisonville’s points in the contest were recorded by Khyra Cooper, Jyah Burns and Johnson. They posted 22, 12 and 10 points, respectively. Johnson also led the way in assists and rebounds.

Things were not so favorable the following day against Huckabay. The Lady Mustangs were trounced 21-2 in the second quarter to secure their fate and went on to lose the game by a score of 56-21. Johnson led Madisonville with seven points and seven rebounds.

The Lady Mustangs then bounced back nicely against Pittsburg with a decisive 51-29 win. After a back-and-forth first half, Madisonville broke out in the third quarter and outscored their opponents 21-3.

Cooper posted a whopping 27 points to lead the team while Johnson followed with 11 and led the way with 10 assists and eight boards.

In their final matchup at Aggieland, the Lady Mustangs were outscored 22-10 by Greenhill in the final quarter to lose the game 60-56. Cooper exploded once again and led the team with 31 points and eighth rebounds. Johnson recorded seven assists to lead the team in that regard.

After the tournament, the Lady Mustangs traveled to Mexia to begin their district slate for the season. The Black Cats were able to build a big lead in the second and third quarters and never looked back for the 63-41 victory.

Cooper posted 14 points to lead the team in scoring and was followed by Johnson with 13 and Kenndie Moffett with 11. Cooper also led the way with seven assists in the contest.

Madisonville was idle on Tuesday but will return to the court with their first district home game against Rusk on Friday night.

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