Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

January 26, 2013

CHS Girls Hoops: Lady Tigers lose to Nacogdoches 65-49 (Updated)

By Todd Wills
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Once again, the Lady Tigers hit the third-quarter wall against a district opponent.

This time it was Nacogdoches, who clamped down on Corsicana with the Lady Tigers trying to work their way back into the game. Nacogdoches forward Charity Page scored 24 points as the Lady Dragons ran away from the Lady Tigers for a 65-49 victory on Friday night at Tiger Gym.

The loss did serious damage to Corsicana’s playoff hopes, but the Lady Tigers (15-5, 1-6) do have a path to the postseason. Corsicana can move into a fifth-place tie with Whitehouse at Tiger Gym on Tuesday night, which would set up a likely fourth-place showdown at Jacksonville on Friday.

Corsicana owns the tiebreaker over Jacksonville, which is 3-4 in district, with a home win earlier this season. A Corsicana win against Whitehouse and a Jacksonville loss to No. 18 Lindale on Tuesday would position the Lady Tigers to beat the Lady Maidens on Friday and take control of fourth place with a season sweep of their two district games.

The Lady Tigers were able to get within six points of the Lady Dragons in the third quarter, but Page took over the game, scoring 12 points the rest of the way.

Corsicana fell two games out of the fourth-place spot with three games left to play. The Lady Tigers face a must-win game against Whitehouse on Tuesday night at home.

Galinda Davis and Calae Wilson led the Lady Tigers with eight points. Shamara Taylor, Tatyanna Betts and Erica Melendez each had seven points.

Nacogdoches 65, Corsicana 49

Nacogdoches    17    13   15   20 -- 65   

Corsicana    6    13    15    12 -- 49

Nacogdoches -- EJ Johnson 6, Christy Whitaker 2, Ki'Audra Hayter 14, Breanna Harrison 2, Charity Page 24, Camary Wright 5, Justice Lockett 14.

Corsicana -- Alexis Baston 3, Shamara Taylor 7, Destini Lunsford 5, Galinda Davis 8, Tatyanna Betts 7, Calae Wilson 8, Erica Melendez 7, Myra Hammons 1.

Records -- Nacogdoches 20-10, 4-2 in 16-4A; Corsicana 15-15, 1-6.