Lady Lions fall in regional playoffs


By Randy Bruce - rbruce@civitasmedia.com



Ciera Taylor scored 8 points against Collinsville on Thursday night.


Randy Bruce| Durant Democrat

COLLINSVILLE — The season came to a close for the Durant Lady Lions Thursday night as they fell 47-16 to the Collinsville Lady Cards (20-4) in the first round of the Class 5A regional playoffs in Collinsville. The Lady Lions finished the season with a 6-18 record.

Senior Ciera Taylor finished up her career as a Lady Lion as she led her team with a 8 points. Breanna Simmons had 5 points and Tristan Hamilton chipped in 3 points.

It was a tough match-up for the Lady Lions against top ranked Lady Cards.

Durant’s offense couldn’t get in a offensive rhythm all night. In the first period, Taylor scored the opening bucket, but the rest of the period went to the Lady Cards as they went on a 10-0 run and the Lady Lions trailed 10-2 at the end of the quarter.

In the second period, Taylor again got the Lady Lions first bucket. Then Collinsville went on a 4-0 run. Simmons was fouled and split her free throws and the Lady Lions trailed 14-5. But, Durant couldn’t buy a bucket for the rest of the period as the Lady Cards took a 21-5 halftime lead.

Durant’s scoring problems continued in the third period. Simmons scored in the opening minutes of quarter and Taylor scored a bucket, but that was all as the Lady Cards continued to roll to a 34-9 lead headed into the final frame of the game.

Taylor, Simmons both got baskets and Hamilton scored three points from the free throw line in the fourth period, but that was all the scoring for the Lady Lions in the period as Collinsville went on to win 47-16.

The Durant boys team (13-10) will face off against Skiatook tonight in Class 5A regionals in Collinsville with a tip-off time of 6:15 p.m.

Both Silo Rebels teams won on Thursday to advance. Silo girls will play tonight at 6:30 p.m. while the Silo boys will play for the regional championship Saturday night at Canadian. Caddo Bruins girls fell to Okarche 75-37 and Rock Creek boys got the win over Clayton 57-46.

Contact Randy Bruce at 580-634-2161 or Twitter @SportsBruce.

Ciera Taylor scored 8 points against Collinsville on Thursday night.
http://durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_DLB-14b.jpgCiera Taylor scored 8 points against Collinsville on Thursday night. Randy Bruce| Durant Democrat

By Randy Bruce

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