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LadyHorns leave Big Sandy tourney with five losses

December 4, 2017 GMT

The Tarkington LadyHorns joined the action at the Big Sandy Basketball Tournament held on Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. However, the team left with five losses to bring home.

The LadyHorns first played against the Pollok-Central Lady Dogs on Nov. 30, only to lose 58-34. They fared better against the Coldspring-Oakhurst Lady Trojans but still lost by 10 points, 40-30.

The second day of the tournament culminated with a loss against the Diboll Lady Jacks 64-43.

Despite the losses, Coach Rachel Tucker looks at the positive outlook of the team gaining experience.

“I think that we’re seeing some really tough teams,” she said.

Tucker says the LadyHorns are proving they can hang with powerful opponents. Their one major weakness is turnovers, which Tucker says the LadyHorns need to reduce in order to remain more competitive.

“We’d either be in the game or at least picking up a couple of wins,” she said.

The LadyHorns faced a subsequent loss against the Huntington Devilettes later that day, 67-27.

The final game, held on Dec. 2 pit the LadyHorns once again against the Lady Dogs. However, despite some previous experience against the team, the LadyHorns still lost 58-22.

“Central couldn’t miss and we had way too many turnovers,” said Tucker.

The LadyHorns are set to make some improvements to their game after the Big Sandy Basketball Tournament. According to Tucker, those improvements are not only going to include working on reducing turnovers.

“We are going to make some adjustments,” she said. “Add a couple more plays and continue to work on passing and do some post work.”