State Bound Moulton ends Cowgirls season
The McMullen County Cowgirls saw their season come to an end at the hands of eventual state bound Moulton. The Cowgirls came out cold offensively in the Regional Quarter- Final game and never could snap out of their rut. The Cowgirls fell to Moulton46-35 as they finish their season with a 25-5 overall record.
“We picked a night of all nights to not be able to score or shoot the ball well. Coach Dawson and I were talking after the game and we both agreed we hadn’t shot the ball this poorly all year. I will say this about the team, there was no quit in them,” stated Coach Tony Taylor.
The Cowgirls couldn’t find the bucket to save their lives early. Credit the youth of Moulton High School, who made Floresville High Gym a playoff atmosphere most visitors would hate miserably. They taunted the Cowgirls early and often and it was evident to play a role in Tilden’s slow start and overall performance.
In the second quarter, the Kittens were able to edge the Cowgirls 12-8 which allowed them to take a 22-12 lead into the locker room. In the quarter, Mamie Shelton led Tilden with seven out of the eight points.
In the second quarter, the Cowgirls came alive, as they used five different players to combine for 10-points. Unfortunately, they gave up 14 on the other end which put them down 36-24 going into the final quarter.
“We were down as much as fourteen points late in the third quarter and we could have shut it down. We kept plugging away and made a game of it,” stated Taylor.
In the fourth quarter the Cowgirls rallied back to cut it down by as little as five points. A missed lay-up later and the Cowgirls knew it was not meant to be. McMullen County outscored Moulton 11- 10, but fell in the end 46-35.
“Moulton had been in these types of games over the years and are battle tested. We initially didn’t handle the playoff atmosphere very well as we were very tight, but give Moulton credit they played well. I give all of the credit for the season to our TEAM: They bought into things from day one when they didn’t know me from Adam. I applaud our seniors and will miss them dearly- Anna Castren, Lidia McBee, Mamie Shelton and Alli Donnell. Like the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. We made a little noise in the playoffs and let people know that when they play McMullen County, the girls are going to compete for 32 minutes. I would also like to thank the fans for supporting us and for the great crowd at both games,” stated Tony Taylor in closing.
Note: The State Playoffs are set for Girls Basketball. The Moulton Kittens did win Region IV in Class 1A, Division II. They will face Neches (32-5) in the State Semi-Finals on Friday, March 2nd.
Scoring- Shelton 14, Destinee Thomas 9, Donnell 4, Hailey Ruiz 3, Danielle Dawson 2, Castren 2 and Jasmyn Smith 1. The Cowgirls were just 4-15 from the free throw line and made only one three-pointer in the contest.