The Alice Lady Coyotes needed to make something happen Tuesday night to extend their season.
Unfortunately, despite a gutsy and intense performance, the Lady Coyotes fell short of a win against the playoff-bound Laredo Martin Lady Tigers. Martin was able to hold off a push by Alice midway through and hold on to its lead for a 37-23 win.
The Lady Coyotes struggled to get going offensively. Adding to their frustration was Martin’s stall offense.
Layla Rodriguez led Alice in scoring with six. Samantha Hinojosa scored five. Mia Perez, Jacqlyn Villarreal and Kayla Escobar had four points each. Hinojosa, Perez, Escobar and Rodriguez had a three-pointer each.
The Lady Coyotes finished their season with a 4-8 record in District 29-5A. Martin enters the postseason with an 8-4 district mark.
With an upset win against Martin, Alice would have forced a district playoff game against Laredo Cigarroa for fourth place. Instead, Cigarroa goes into the Class 5A playoffs in fourth place. Martin is third. Flour Bluff finished the season in first and Tuloso-Midway is second