Lady Wildcats tumble in district tournament finals

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Lady Wildcat Kayla Spence shoots a jumper over Hoxie’s Kaitlyn Henson during the finals of the 3A-3 district tournament this past Friday in Manila. (DT Photo/Cosmo Cossey)

For the second time in eight days, Trumann had no answer for the Hoxie Lady Mustangs as the Lady Wildcats lost 58-28 this past Friday in the 3A-3 girls’ district tournament championship game in Manila.

Hoxie took the early 2-0 lead before Caroline Morgan scored a basket inside for the Lady Wildcats to tie the game. The Lady Mustangs hit a three-ball to go up 5-2 as Mycha Wilson hit a jumper for Trumann to make it 5-4 Hoxie with 2:57 left. The Lady Mustangs scored the next five points to go up 10-4 as Kayla Spence scored in the paint for Trumann to make it 10-6 at the end of one.

Spence scored inside early in the second quarter for Trumann to make it 10-8 Hoxie only to see the Lady Mustangs score the next nine points to go up 19-8. Spence scored the next seven points for the Lady Wildcats with a basket inside, a jumper in the lane and a three-pointer making it 19-15 Hoxie with 2:11 left. The Lady Mustangs closed the quarter on an 8-0 run to take a 27-15 lead to halftime.

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