Monday night the Mansfield Lady Wolverines fought a very tough battle with Northwest from Opelousas. It was back and forth until the ladies took control in the fourth quarter and broke the game wide open for a 64 to 35 victory. Mansfield is now headed to the third round of the playoffs against Albany.
The Lady Wolverines came alive after the half time break. They out rebounded, out shot, and out controlled the ball and slowly spread the distance between them and Northwest. Cierra Taylor led the ladies with 17 points. She was the only player in double figures, but she got strong support from C. Malone with 8, L. Cannon with 7 and D. Scott with 6.
Looking at the playoff brackets, Mansfield will face Albany. Albany defeated Baker 78-21 on Monday night. Ahead of the match, Coach Kendra Jones told the Journal she anticipated Albany will win that game, which means Mansfield will be heading to south Louisiana for a game on Thursday.
Jones said, “Our girls said at the start of the season, we gotta get this. Let’s turn it up this year. And that is what they have done. They worked hard and it has become more of a team effort. Everyone does their part.”