Lady Cats Basketball Coach Jeff Chapman said his team seemed a little off during their 46-43 bi-district loss to North Forney Monday night at Rockwall-Heath. He said even when his team had a 12 point lead, he didn’t feel it was safe. Coach Chapman said North Forney was better than a fourth place team and he was impressed with the deep three pointers several of their players made.
He said the Lady Cats got what they wanted as district champions. A match up with a fourth place team. Coach Chapman said he couldn’t imagine what the three district teams ahead of North Forney must be like. He said the shots just were not falling for the Lady Cats Monday night. They shot only 28% from the field, or 13 of 46. The Lady Cats made just one of ten three point shots. Coach Chapman said he refuses to let one loss define the Lady Cats season.
He applauded the Lady Cats for the season they had. A 26-4 record. 12-0 in district play and district champs. Winning 19 straight games. He called the season successful. Coach Chapman said he was heartbroken for the team, especially for his four seniors. He said after the game, the Lady Cats locker room featured frustration and disappointment. Coach Chapman said the playoff atmosphere is impossible to duplicate. He called the Lady Cats’ effort excellent and noted they worked to the end trying to win. Coach Chapman loved watching the Lady Cats still holding on to the rope at mid court after the game. He said the girls became friends and made personal sacrifices to make the team better. Coach Chapman thanked the fans for their support. He said you have to take both ups and downs in sports. Coach Chapman noted that only the state champion ends up happy at the end of the playoffs.