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Cowgirls secure first MCHS Girls Basketball District Championship

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The Cowgirls have fought hard this season and have proved they can go the distance. In the front row, pictured from left to right, are: Coach Chris Neal, Josie Long, Nacoya Williams, Tamiera Mobley, Katilyn Henderson, Travecia Fead, Jameica Cobb (holding trophy), Cindy Brown, Tatiyana Barfield, Brittany Kinsey and Alexis Livingston. In the back row, pictured from left to right are: Coach Marcus Hawkins, Adrianna Kinsey, Kevisa Moore, Desirae Alexander, Niyah Hall, Darresha White and Coach Lashon Arnold.

On Thursday, Jan. 29, the MCHS Cowgirls headed to Midway, Fl. (East Gadsden High School) for the first round of the District 2-4A Tournament. The Cowgirls, the number one seed, were slated to play Godby, the number four seed, with the winner securing a spot not only in the District Championship game but in the Regional Quarterfinals of the State Playoffs. The game began with Godby jumping out to a 14-8 lead after the first quarter. It was apparent that the Cowgirls were dealing with their nerves. In the second quarter, the Cowgirls fought back to go into the half, down by one, with a 12-7 second quarter in favor of the Cowgirls. After some halftime adjustments the Cowgirls came out and never looked back. The Cowgirls outscored Godby 26-13 in the second half to secure a 46-36 win placing the Cowgirls in the District Championship game. On Friday, Jan. 30, the Cowgirls returned to East Gadsden to face East Gadsden, due to the opponent beating Florida High in the other District matchup. The Cowgirls were the home team due to higher seeding. East Gadsden came out of the gates running. They jumped out to a quick 10 point lead. The first quarter ended 16-10, East Gadsden leading. Second quarter, the Cowgirls played a little tougher but went into the half down eight, 31-23. The Cowgirls buckled down at the break and came out focused. The Cowgirls went on an early run in the third quarter to tie the game 36-36 at the end of the third. The fourth quarter saw the game going back and forth, shot for shot. The Cowgirls would hit a three and then the Lady Jaguars would hit a three. The Cowgirls eventually pulled away when Jameica Cobb hit a turn-around jump shot and then immediately afterwards stole a pass on the press and laid it up. The Cowgirls won by three points, securing the first Girls Basketball District Championship for MCHS. As of press time, Thursday, Feb. 5, at noon, the Cowgirls were set to play in the Regional Quarterfinals against Walton High School the same day. If the Cowgirls won, they will host the Regional Semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. versus the East Gadsden/West Florida winner.

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