Lady Mustangs end season with loss


PALESTINE — The Lady Mustang basketball team capped off their season on Friday with a tough loss to Tatum, 46-41.

Junior Lexi Leveston scored 13 points and had 15 rebounds, leading the team to a 23-22 lead at halftime. The Lady Eagles clawed back with a whopping 16 points in the final quarter, bringing Madisonville’s championship dreams to a halt.

Head Coach Shana Taylor said she was proud of the girls.

“The Lady Mustang basketball team is a class act,” she said Monday. “These young ladies work hard every day and produce on the court as well. They have a passion for excellence and their camaraderie is contagious.”

Starters Leveston, Tyana Brown, Latayvia Byrd, Tra’Dayja Smith, Zanavia Manning and Shakayla Burns will be returning next season.

“This year was a joy for me because of the commitment and work ethic of these young ladies. I look forward to another great season next year as the senior-laden team takes the challenge again.”

Feb. 19 vs. Tatum

Mville 18 5 14 4 -41

Tatum 15 7 8 16 -46

Individual leaders

Points: Lexi Leveston 13; Zanavia Manning 11; Tra’Dayja Smith 11; Latayvia Byrd 5; Tyana Brown 1.

Rebounds: Lexi Leveston 15; Zanavia Manning 5; Tra’Dayja Smith 4; Latayvia Byrd 8; Tyana Brown 2; Shakayla Burns 3.

Assists: Lexi Leveston 1; Zanavia Manning 1; Tra’Dayja Smith 5; Tyana Brown 2.