Lady Bison basketball season comes to an end


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The Lady Bison huddle with coach Jo Jenkins before their Bi-District game.

The girls basketball team traveled to Grapeland Monday to face the Central Lady Dogs in the Bi-District game. The Lady Bison jumped to a quick 5-0 lead but trailed 7-10 as the first quarter ended. The Lady Bison trailed 22-27 at half-time and were playing good defense, but the shots weren’t falling.

“I really thought that we would come back after the half-time and go ham,” senior Erykah Anderson said. “However, we just couldn’t pull it together to come out with the dub.”

The girls came back out ready to play in the third quarter. At one point in time the game was tied. However, the Lady Dogs eventually went on a run that the team just couldn’t find an answer for.

“If we would’ve started the game with as much intensity as we did in the third quarter I think the outcome would have been different,” junior Taylor Shelton said. “We tried to make our comeback too late in the game. In playoffs, you have to come ready.”

The team put up a fight during the fourth quarter; however, they just couldn’t pull it off. A successful basketball season ended short for the girls this year.

“I wouldn’t have picked another team to play my last basketball season with,” senior Lauren Helmcamp. “I love every single person on our team and I’m going to miss all of them. We will always be more than teammates. Basketball made us family.”