Fillies fall to Kilgore in overtime

Maryia “Masha” Adashchyk, #23, led the Fillies in scoring with a game high and season high 50 points.

The Fillies season has come to an end after a heartbreaking loss in District 14 tournament play Wednesday, March 6 in the Gold Dome at Centenary College. Final score in overtime was 88-91 against the #4 Kilgore Lady Rangers. Maryia “Masha” Adashchyk scored a career-high and game-high 50 points in the contest.

The Fillies controlled most of the game, leading by as much as 12 during the contest. With 3:33 left, the Lady Rangers tied the contest at 72 all. Moments later, Adashchyk scored the bucket and was fouled, giving the Fillies a three-point lead. After a split of free throws by the Lady Rangers, the Fillies got another old-fashioned three-point opportunity, this time by Falkowska. She missed the free throw, making the Fillies’ lead four with 2:02 left in regulation. Kilgore responded with a three-pointer, cutting the Panola lead to one.

After a timeout, Adashchyk scored her 46th point of the contest with an isolation drive to the bucket, giving Panola a three-point lead with 23.1 ticks of the clock left. Kilgore responded with a corner three pointer, tying the contest at 79 a piece. Adashchyk had a chance at the game winner for the Fillies but was unable to get the bucket to go. Kilgore had a chance of their own to end the game in regulation but failed.

The Fillies started overtime on a 4-0 run with buckets from Adashckyk and Kellymar Ramirez. But the Lady Rangers took the lead behind an And-1 conversion and a three pointer late in overtime. Adayshchk scored her 49th and 50th point on the free throw line with 17.2 ticks of a second left. The Fillies cut it to two with 5.3 seconds left but time had simply run out.

In her final game as a Fillie, Adashchyk led all scorers with 50 points. She was 20-31 from the floor, 3-4 from three and a perfect 7-7 from the floor. She also snagged 13 rebounds. Behind her in scoring was Alicja Falkowska with 12.

The Fillies finish the 2018-19 season with a record of 15-14 (11-7 in conference).

See more photos at Fillies vs Kilgore College – Region Tournament – March 6, 2019

(All photos by Kraig Cain and Teresa Beasley)