Coupled with loss by Shallowater, Lady Pirates earn share of district crown
It looked for all the world like Estacado would not need another last-second shot to beat Cooper and claim second place in District 2-3A over the Lady Pirates.
But Cooper, with its playoff experience and senior-laden lineup, had other ideas, overcoming two sluggish middle quarters shooting-wise with a 16-3 run, which led to a 72-64 victory over the Lady Matadors in the regular-season finale at the Cooper Gym.
“Our kids just kept battling,” Cooper coach Trent Hilliard said. “You know you’re going to have to battle in this district every single game and the kids knew that.