A slow offensive second half proved to be the difference maker Wednesday in the Fillies 59-73 loss to #2 Trinity Valley.
A tale of two halves, the Fillies set the tempo early, taking advantage of the Cardinals early foul trouble. They found themselves only down three going into halftime. Daryna Barchkarova scored the team high 15 points in the first half of the contest.
The Cardinals took full advantage of the Fillies offensive struggles, taking the lead up to 10 with three minutes to go in the third quarter. The Fillies battled back, cutting the lead to two with 6:25 left in the game. But following a timeout, the Lady Cardinals offense kicked into high gear and the lead would go back up.
Behind Barchkarova in scoring was Maryia Adashchyk with 14. Jolie Williams would contribute 13 of her own.
The Fillies bounced back Saturday against the Lady Cougars of Coastal Bend, 81-68. The Fillies started off strong, scoring 48 points in the first half. Williams and Falkowska score 32 of the teams 48 first half points; Williams contributing 22 of those points behind four three pointers and Falkowska scoring 10 of her own.
The Lady Cougars would come roaring back in the fourth quarter, going on a 13-3 run deep into the fourth, cutting the lead to single digits. But the Fillies would hold on despite the fourth quarter surge, evening out the fourth quarter scoring with late scores and free throws. Williams would lead all scorers Sunday with a career high 32 points, including five three pointers and 22 first half points. Behind her in scoring was Falkowska with 18. The duo would finish with 50 of the teams 81 points. Also rounding out the double-digit scoring was Jurnee Williams who scored a season high 10 points off the bench.
The Fillies improve to 9-5 in conference (13-11 overall) with the sweep of the Lady Cougars. The Fillies travel to Tyler College to face the Apaches Wednesday. The Fillies dropped the first meeting between the two, 87-68 back in January. Adashchyk lead the Fillies in scoring with 22.