Lady Eagles had shot to win it at the buzzer

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 1, 2005


Sports Editor

WESTON-This was not suppose to be the way the season was going to end for the Reserve Christian girls squad.

It was supposed to end in celebration and not disappointment in a loss before making a trip to Hammond and the Sweet 16 State Tournament.

A favorite to contend for the Class B state championship, the Lady Eagles were upset in the second round on Tuesday night against Weston, 63-62.

In thier final games in a Reserve Christian uniform, Trenell Smith had 23 points and Trenese Smith had 17 points. Jayna Morris added 14 in the losing effort.

For the season, the Lady Eagles finished with a 21-6 record.

“We had our moments,” RCS head coach Kevin Branch said. “We just could not get it done. It was a very physical game and Weston just came out and got the job done tonight.

“It was just not our night.”

Despite not ending the season playing for a state championship in Hammond, Branch said he told his team after the game that he was proud of their effort.

“My team really played hard,” Branch said. “They overcame adversity and they really left it all out on the court Tuesday night against Weston and that is really all you can ask from your team if you are the head coach.

“I’m proud of my team. I am proud of how hard they fought and battled.”