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Girls basketball: Lady Cougars win consolation title
The Colony's girls basketball team isn't the first squad to have trouble containing Alexis Jones and defending Class 5A State Champ Irving MacArthur.
Jones scored 33 points last Thursday to lead the Lady Cardinals past the Lady Cougars, 72-44, in the first round of the Cowtown Classic at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth.
But rather than dwell on the loss, the Lady Cougars responded to win three consecutive contests and claim the consolation title.
"Irving MacArthur was a tough team," said Jason Weese, The Colony coach. "But I was really pleased with how we bounced back and won three in a row."
The Colony topped Fort Worth Western Hills in the consolation finals, 64-46, in addition to notching wins over Fort Worth Southwest, 61-36, and Argyle Liberty Christian, 51-45.
"The game against Argyle was a tight game," Weese said. "But we did a great job of attacking the basket, getting to the rim and getting Argyle in foul trouble."
The Colony took advantage of its chances when getting to the line as well, converting 23-of-30 attempts, including a pair late from Kylie Covington to seal the win.
Terra Ellison led the squad with 17 points, while Covington and Britney Oneal scored 10.
The team had 10 players score in the win over Southwestern, while four players scored in double figures against Western Hills. Ellison led the way with 24, while Libby Waddell contributed 11 points.
The Lady Cougars couldn't maintain the momentum Tuesday, however, falling to North Mesquite, 60-32.
"They kind of got after us," Weese said. "We missed a lot of shots we normally make. But they're a good team."
The Colony continues at 6 p.m. Tuesday when it opens District 9-4A play at Wichita Falls.
"It will be a good test for us," Weese said.