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14
Feb
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Lady Jackets close out season

Youthful Meridian girls look to future

By Brett Voss

Despite wrapping up the 2017-18 season last week with a winless record in District 10-2A, the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team will return youthful squad that gained valuable on-court experience in the process.

Led by senior Selina Reynoso and sophomore Dakota Cassidy with 12 points each, the Lady Jackets (0-12 in district, 10-21 overall) closed out the season with a 62-44 loss to Ranger Feb. 6.

“I’m proud of the work these ladies put in,” Meridian girls basketball head coach Jill Kendall said. “I’m going to miss our seniors next year. I appreciate their leadership and dedication.”

 

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Wed
14
Feb
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Clifton boys hoop dream ends

Cubs eliminated in playoff race

By Brett Voss

The flu epidemic hit Clifton hard, in more  ways than one.  

In dramatic fashion, the Clifton Cubs boys  basketball team took control of sole possession  of fourth place in the District 19-3A  playoff race Jan. 30, then the flu bug put everything  on hold.

 In fact, the Clifton Independent School  District closed all campuses Jan. 31-Feb. 2,  resuming Feb. 5.  

Unfortunately, the Cubs never recovered.  After postponing their Feb. 2 game with  West, the Cubs lost three straight, including  a crushing 48-33 loss to third place McGregor  on Senior Night Tuesday, leaving Clifton  (5-8 in district, 14-17 overall) on the brink  of elimination with only a makeup game  against West (4-9) remaining on the schedule  this Friday.

 

Wed
14
Feb
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Lady Cubs close out season

Clifton girls end campaign on positive note with win

By Brett Voss

Snapping a five-game losing streak, the Clifton Lady Cub girls basketball team wrapped up the 2017- 18 campaign on a positive note.

In fact, after a forfeit by West, the Lady Cubs knocked off Groesbeck, 36-20, at home on Senior Night to end the season with a two-game winning streak.

Junior Sydney Harris led Clifton with 12 points and eight rebounds, followed by sophomore Dacey Dietiker with eight and Sydney Finney with seven.

 

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Wed
07
Feb
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Lady Cubs face elimination

by Brett Voss 

After losing their fifth consecutive district game in the tight District 19-3A race, the Clifton Lady Cubs find themselves on the outside looking in.

And then to add to their troubles, the Lady Cubs found their season put on hold with the Clifton Independent School District shut down all campuses due to the flu epidemic last week.

Coming off a disappointing 41-40 loss to Troy Jan. 23, the Lady Cubs started fast but could not sustain the momentum in a 49-42 loss to Bruceville-Eddy Jan. 26night to run Clifton’s losing streak to four straight.

 

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Wed
07
Feb
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Clifton boys capture control

by Brett Voss 

In dramatic fashion, the Clifton Cubs boys basketball team took control of sole possession of fourth place in the District 19-3A platyoff race, then the flu bug put everything on hold last week.

By winning back-to-back District 19-3A games against Troy and Bruceville-Eddy two weeks ago, the Cubs boys basketball team battled its way right back into the race for the league’s final playoff berth.

Then last Tuesday night, Clifton held off Marlin in the fourth quarter to secure a crucial 34-31 victory. Senior Santos Murillo led the Cubs (5-5 in district, 14-14 overall) with 12 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore Mason Brandenberger tossed in 10 points and senior Fisher Pitts added nine.

 

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Wed
07
Feb
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Lady Jackets close out season

by Brett Voss

As the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team look to wrap up the 2017-18 season this week, they may be out, but they are not down.

Despite remaining winless in District 10-2A competition, the youthful squad continues to grown from the on-court experience under new head coach Jill Kendall.

With only two district games remaining against Hico Tuesday played after press time before wrapping it up at Ranger, Meridian came up short in their only contest last week, falling to playoff-bound Goldthwaite, 52-26, last Friday.

 

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Wed
07
Feb
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Meridian boys face elimination

by Brett Voss 

Heading into the final three games of the 2018-18 Texas high school boys basketball season, the Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball find themselves in a must-win situation in the race for a Class 2A state playoff berth.

After falling to District 10-2A-leading Goldthwaite, 85-63, last Friday coming off an open date, the Jackets (2-7 in district, 11-14 overall) need victories against Ranger and Hamilton this week before closing out the regular season hosting Hico Feb. 13.

“Right now, we need to win our final three to get in the playoffs,” Meridian boys basketball head coach Joe O’Hearn said. “We have Ranger, Hamilton, and Hico. We won against Ranger last time. And against Hico and Hamilton, we had third and fourth quarter leads. We play two of these final three at home. So, we need people to come out and support us while we make this final push.”

 

Wed
31
Jan
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Lady Jackets drop two in district

Meridian girls remain winless in 10-2A

By Brett Voss

As the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team remains winless in District 10-2A competition, it’s important to find silver linings as the youthful squad continues to grown from the on-court experience.

With only three district games remaining, notching the elusive first victory remains the goal. But after playing two other league teams with losing records and coming up short last week, Meridian’s opportunity to win seems to be slipping away.

 

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Wed
31
Jan
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Meridian boys face must-wins

Jackets stay alive in District 10-2A race with come-from-behind win

By Brett Voss

As the Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball headed down the home stretch of the regular season, the Jackets did what they had to do to stay in the race for a Class 2A state playoff berth.

Despite falling to District 10-2A-leading DeLeon, 64-37, last Friday, the Jackets rallied for a dramatic 42-37 victory over Santo last Tuesday night.

 

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Wed
31
Jan
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Lady Cubs face uphill climb

Clifton girls drop fourth straight contest in district race

By Brett Voss

After losing three consecutive games to teams they needed to beat, the Clifton Lady Cubs find themselves facing a step uphill climb to work their way back into the District 19-3A race with just three games to play.

Coming off a disappointing 41-40 loss to Troy last Tuesday, the Lady Cubs started fast but could not sustain the momentum in a 49-42 loss to Bruceville-Eddy last Friday night to run Clifton’s losing streak to four straight.

 

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