Archive - Feb 19, 2011 - Sports Article
POST â€” The Big Spring Steers have had a little more than a week of preparation for their bi-district playoff game against Bowie Tuesday.
But the way they ended the regular season â€” a 69-54 loss at Abilene Wylie â€” is still fresh in their minds. So head coach Cliff Thompson and the Steers didnâ€™t mind expressing how good a 74-58 win over Paducah felt, even if it was a playoff warm-up game.
â€śWe needed that after that Wylie game,â€ť he said. â€śWe didnâ€™t play well. Paducah is a good team. Just Monday, they beat Seminole, who won their
3A district. We played well and that was good to see.â€ť
POST â€” Youth and inexperience caught up with the Grady Lady Wildcats when they met No.14 Paducah in the girlsâ€™ Class A, Division II area championship Friday.
â€śWe shot ourselves in the foot a lot,â€ť Grady head coach Ken Hefner said.â€ťBut itâ€™s not a lack of effort. The kids played hard all year long. They did some great things. Itâ€™s just disappointing to finish on a night like this.â€ť
Paducah handed a 58-35 loss to the Lady Cats, whose playoff run ended after a win over Ropes in the bi-district round Tuesday.