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 didnât mind expressing how good a 74-58 win over Paducah felt, even if it was a playoff warm-up game.
âWe needed that after that Wylie game,â he said. âWe didnât 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
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.
âWe shot ourselves in the foot a lot,â Grady head coach Ken Hefner said.âBut itâs not a lack of effort. The kids played hard all year long. They did some great things. Itâs just disappointing to finish on a night like this.â
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.