BRECKENRIDGE — The Early Lady Horns suffered a 53-48 non-district loss at Breckenridge Monday afternoon.
Early trailed 15-5 after one quarter, 27-21 at halftime and 46-32 through three quarters. The Lady Horns cut the deficit to three late in the fourth period on a three-pointer by Taylor Summers, but Breckenridge hit two free throws with eight seconds left to seal the win.
Summers led the Lady Horns with 20 points and five steals followed by Carrigan Norris with 12 points and six rebounds; Alexa Portillo with six points and 12 rebounds; Savannah Holt with three points, six blocks and 10 boards; Dana Lykes with three points and eight rebounds; Grace LaRue with three points and five rebounds; and Caroline Welker with one point.
“Overall it was a good performance but youth and inexperience dug us a hole,” said Early head coach Chris Moody. “Our hustle and determination got us back in the game. It's a learning experience and the young ones will hopefully learn from this and continue to improve.”
The Lady Horns (9-10, 0-2) resume District 6-3A action at 6:30 p.m. Friday when Cisco visits.
Longhorns split last two games at Eula tournament
The Early Longhorns advanced to the consolation final of the Eula tournament on Saturday. Early first defeated Colorado City, 41-31, then fell to Stamford, 72-49.
Against Colorado City, Ethan Mitchell led the Longhorns with 12 points followed by Timmy Smithson with nine, Brent Grooms and Vic Cooper with seven each, and Carlos Moreno, Kiah Laborn, and Nathan Mitchell with two points apiece.
Versus Stamford, Smithson's 19 points were a team-best trailed by Cooper with seven, Bryce Denson with five, Grooms and Nathan Mitchell with four points apiece, Ethan Mitchell with three, Moreno with two and Tyson Tyler and Ryan LeMond with one point apiece
The Longhorns (7-7) begin District 6-3A action at 8 p.m. Friday as they welcome Cisco.