Fillies fall to Angelina

Kraig Cain
Alicja Falkowska goes up for 2 against Angelina.

The Fillies took the Roadrunners into the last seconds of the game but came up short on Sophomore Day, losing 68-72. The Roadrunners jumped out to an 8-0 start, but once the Fillies settled into the game, they handled every run the Roadrunners went on. At halftime, the Fillies were down by 6.

In the second half, the Roadrunners jumped out to their largest lead (13) with 2:20 to go in the third. The Fillies cut that to 9 heading into the fourth. The offense started to click in the fourth. Mikayla Etienne who led the team in scoring with 17 on the day, cut the lead to five on a steal and layup with 7:31 left in the fourth. A free throw by the Roadrunners made the lead 6 the next possession. Etienne would again have a hand in the lead being cut, hitting Adashchyk on the cut, cutting the Lady Roadrunners lead to 4 with under 5:30 left in the fourth. Back and forth action by both teams eventually resulted in the Fillies cutting the lead to just 2 with 3:05 left in the contest. The Lady Roadrunners ballooned the lead to 7 with under a minute left.

But the Fillies would not give up without a fight. The Fillies cut the lead to 5 with 50 seconds left in the contest. After regaining possession after a missed shot by the Roadrunners, the Fillies called a timeout. With 18.5 second left, Jolie Williams hit a 3 pointer to cut the lead to two. The Fillies got one more chance to win the game after a Lady Roadrunner turnover, but were unable, turning the ball over themselves.

The Fillies were led in scoring by Etienne with 17. Behind her was Jolie Williams with 12, Daryna Barcharova with 11 and Alicja Falkowska with 12.

The Fillies finish the regular season 15-13, 11-7 in conference. They have secured the 5th seed in the Regional tournament and will face the 4th seeded Kilgore Lady Rangers on Wednesday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at the Centenary College Gold Dome in Shreveport. The Fillies split the season series with the Lady Rangers, winning at home and losing on the road.