The Lady Chaps basketball team ended their season with a 97-77 loss against Weatherford College at the Regional Tournament on March 6.
What should have been a great game against the number 18 ranked team started in a tough competition for the women of MC. The women stayed down the entire game and the closest they got was within five points. By the end of the half Weatherford was up 55-25 with no signs of fatigue.
When the women returned to the court after the half, they seemed less enthusiastic than they had been. Shot after shot, the girls seemed to be losing their passion. With five minutes left in the game, the women looked defeated on the bench. In those five minutes Weatherford ran with the ball and destroyed any chance MC had for a win by pulling ahead by twenty points.
“We just got out-played, especially in the first half,” MC coach Ron Jones said. “That’s kind of the way this team has been. It’s been feast or famine. When we turn the ball over, we don’t shoot it very well and we struggle. I’m disappointed we went out that way.”
Leading scorer for MC was freshman guard Ellyn Avery with 20 points. She made six three pointers and seven field goals. The next lead scorer was freshman guard Tajanay Viega with 17 points. Overall team shooting percentage was 38.7 percent.
MC women’s basketball finished with 18 wins and 12 loses in season and looks forward to getting better in the upcoming season.