On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the MCHS Cowgirls began their district tournament play.
The Cowgirls finished the regular season district play 5-1, being tied with Lafayette High for the #1 seed.
A coin toss was needed to determine who would go into the tournament with the #1 seed. Lafayette won the coin toss and so the Cowgirls had to face district and neighboring rival Hamilton County.
The Cowgirls endured a hard fought battle against the Lady Trojans, outlasting them 83-61.
Senior guard Jameica Cobb poured in 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals as she paced the Cowgirls. Senior point guard Tamiera Mobley also contributed big with 21 points and four steals. Junior Josie Long had a solid all-around game with nine points, 14 big rebounds and three steals. Seniors Kevisa Moore and Adrianna Kinsey had eight and six points respectively. The win put the Cowgirls in the District championship game on Friday night against Lafayette, who had defeated Jefferson County on Tuesday as well.
On Friday, Jan. 29, the Cowgirls traveled to Mayo to play the hosting Lafayette Lady Hornets for the district championship.
The game began with a couple of tight calls, which ultimately lead to the Cowgirls being in foul trouble early. However, the Cowgirls weren’t dismayed by the setback.
The first quarter saw the score rise to 17-16 in favor of the Lady Hornets. In the second quarter, the Cowgirls came out more focused and determined as they took a two-point lead into the half, ending up with a leading score of 35-33. The third quarter saw some good back and forth action with neither team willing to give in and the third quarter ended with the Cowgirls up by one point in a 53-52 total. During the fourth quarter, the Cowgirls locked in and played a solid quarter; pulling away from the Lady Hornets with some tough defense and some clutch free throws by senior Tamiera Mobley. The final score ended up being 69-59 in favor of the Cowgirls. The win secured the Cowgirls’ second straight District Championship and a home game in the Regional Semifinals. The Cowgirls were again paced by senior guard Jameica Cobb, who had another big night in leading her team with 37 points scored, seven rebounds and six steals. Tamiera Mobley also chipped in big with 23 points scored. Tamiera responded with some clutch shots throughout the game to answer the barrage of threes hit by Lafayette’s senior guard Haley Fowler. Josie Long finished with seven points, six rebounds and four steals. Adrianna Kinsey contributed with two points, six rebounds and two steals.
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If anyone is interested in supporting the Cowgirl Basketball team please contact Coach Marcus Hawkins at (850) 973-5784 or by email at marcus.hawkins@madison.-k12.fl.us.