The Brownwood Lady Lions’ two-game win streak was snapped by the same team which handed them their first loss — but this time the final score was much closer.
After dropping a 52-39 decision at Clyde to start the season, the Lady Lions suffered a 52-47 setback to the Lady Bulldogs Monday night at Warren Gym.
Brownwood slipped to 2-3 overall and 1-1 at home.
LaCresha Williams continued to be the only Lady Lion to score in double figures every game, finishing with 18 points. At halftime, Williams had just four.
Gabby Colbert chipped in 11 points, followed by seven from Moochie Galloway.
Clyde was led by the 21-point effort of Amy Withrow, Emily Yates’ 15 points and eight points from Brooke Harris.
The Lady Lions mustered just 12 first-half points and trailed by 10 at halftime, which proved to be the difference in the game.
“The main thing is we just tried to force things on the offensive end and they just weren’t there,” said Lady Lions head coach Nikki Heath. “Instead of being patient on offense and letting it work the way it should, we tried to create something.”
In the second half, the Lady Lions were able to close the gap a few times, but Clyde always seemed to have an answer.
Brownwood closed to within 29-24 with 3:11 left in the third period thanks to a Sabrina Castillo deuce, but the Lady Bulldogs responded with nine of the final 12 points in the period to take a 38-27 advantage into the fourth quarter.
Down 45-33 with 5:06 left, the Lady Lions scored the next five points — all of which came from Williams.
A three-pointer by Withrow quickly cooled off the Lady Lions and put Clyde back up by 10 points, 48-38, with 4:16 remaining.
Clyde opened a 52-40 lead on another trey by Withrow with 3:49 left, but the Lady Bulldogs did not score again.
Brownwood responded with the final seven points, but mustered just four of those points in the first 3:38 of that stretch.
Williams drained a three-pointer with 11 seconds left, but it was too little, too late for the Lady Lions.
“We settled down in the second half and we were more patient on offense,” Heath said. “We just turned the ball over too many times, way too many times.”
The Lady Lions will host San Angelo Central at 6:30 p.m. tonight.