HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Indians fall by single point

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

The Nocona High School girls’ basketball team had a chance to win in the closing seconds of a District 3A-9 game.
Henrietta was called for an illegal screen on an inbounds play, giving Nocona the ball with less than five seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Makenzie Franklin attempted a shot off a stack inbound play. Sherese Price then grabbed the rebound, and had a clean look at the basket.
Price’s attempt bounced off the glass once, then onto the rim once, before falling off. A mad scramble for the ball ensued just as the game-ending buzzer sounded.
Nocona’s girls showed they could compete with one of the better teams in 3A-9; however, the Lady Indians still fell short by one point 53-52.
“We were two very well-matched teams, and the (outcome of the) game could have gone either way,” Nocona head coach Heather Nobile said.

Nocona’s Sherese Price (11) grabs a critical rebound late during a District 3A-9 game on Tuesday. Price was the Lady Indians’ leading rebounder. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)