The Brownfield Lady Cubs faced the Number 4 ranked Wall Lady Hawks in Area action on Friday night at Stanton. Once again, the Ladies proved to be too much for another state ranked team. The Lady Cubs have knocked off three top ten teams in the last couple of weeks and look to continue to roll.
The Ladies took the tip-off on Friday night and scored first, but Hawk quickly answered back. Hawk was quick and tall, but as always, the Lady Cubs match up well with anyone they face. That signature defense was tough again on Friday, holding the Lady Hawks to 13 points in the first quarter, to the Lady Cubs’ 17.
In the second quarter, the Lady Hawks came out ready to battle and it was a tough one. The Brownfield squad was still holding strong, but their grip on the lead slipped as the half ended, with a 32-31 score, with the Lady Hawks in the lead.
Both teams came out of the half ready to battle on the defensive end and it was an up and down the court game throughout the rest of the evening. The score going into the final period of play had the Lady Cubs holding on to a 40-35 lead.
The scoring was plentiful in the last quarter, as both squads seemed determined to not see their season end. In the end, the Lady Hawks had to start fouling and the Lady Cubs were able to hold on for a 57-49 victory and the area crown.
The Lady Hawks had 12 points from Kylie Phillips to lead their scoring. They also had seven steals and 20 turnovers, as a team. The Wall team was 8 for 11 from the free throw line.
The Lady Cubs were led in scoring by Tia Johnson with 17 points and six rebounds. She was followed up by Gabi Fields with 11 points, Morgan Silva with nine points and six rebounds, and Dabria Blackwell with eight points. Also, Deja Johnson had seven points. Lindsey Herrera had three and Ashley Ramirez came off the bench for two points on the night. The team had seven steals, 10 turnovers and were 12 of 20 from the line.
The excited team was presented the gold ball, but they don’t have long to savor this victory as they will turn around and face District foe Idalou in the Regional Quarterfinal round on Tuesday, February 25th at Littlefield in a 6 p.m. match up.
The Cubs were also able to earn their way to the playoffs with a 43-38 victory over Slaton to go in as the fourth place team in the District. This game was also a close one all night long. The first quarter ended in a 9-9 tie and the squads went into half-time knotted at 15 apiece. Scoring opened up in the second half and the Cubs were able to secure the win.
The Cubs will face Canadian at Canyon High School on Monday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m.
Both games will be broadcast live on Cub Sports Radio.