The Brock Lady Eagles’ 2019-20 season came to an end over the weekend, as the team struggled to find an offensive rhythm versus the Idalou Lady Wildcats in the teams’ Class 3A regional semifinals game Friday night in Plainview, shooting 9-of-41 from the field (including 2-of-15 from three-point range) en route to a 44-28 defeat.
Idalou put pressure on Brock early, opening the contest with a 14-5 run in the first quarter.
That early scoring advantage proved key in a contest which saw neither squad break double-digits in either the second or third frame.
Down 20-12 at halftime, the Lady Eagles watched as the Lady Wildcats pushed their lead to double digits and eventually 17 points in the third quarter after a 12-5 Idalou run late in the frame.
Leading 29-18 heading into the final period, Idalou counteracted a 10-point performance by Brock in the frame with its own best offensive showing of the night, racking up 15 points to preserve the win.
Brock senior shooting forward Olivia Lewis paced her team on the scoreboard with 12 points.
Teammate and junior point guard Torrye Tyler added seven points for the blue and gold.
While falling short of their ultimate goal, the Lady Eagles have plenty to be proud of, Head Coach Shawna Lavender said.
“These young ladies had their minds set at the beginning of the year that they were going to win district and return to the regional tournament,” Lavender said.
“Obviously, their ultimate goal was to be back at the state tournament, but what they were able to accomplish winning 30 games and going undefeated in district is nothing to hang their heads about.
“They believed in the process and believed in one another. I am proud of their resiliency and their love for this program.”
Brock’s head coach added that her players’ selflessness on the court was a big reason for the group’s success as a whole.
“I’ll remember this team as a group of young ladies who bought into the idea that they were a part of something bigger than themselves,” Lavender said.
“They believed in one another and didn’t care who got the credit. They were a fun bunch of young ladies who were great basketball players, but even better people.”