Lady Patriots run ends at ‘Sweet 16’
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MCHS Lady Patriot coach Keith Shelton directs the troops Saturday against Breese Mater Dei. The girls made it to the ‘Sweet 16’ and finished the year at 22-8.
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
MCHS Lady Patriot coach Keith Shelton directs the troops Saturday against Breese Mater Dei. The girls made it to the ‘Sweet 16’ and finished the year at 22-8. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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Lady Patriot seniors, from left, Lauren Bunting, Kaylee Childers and Taylor Klankey had their  last hurrah with Massac County High School during the  ‘Sweet 16’ game Saturday at Waterloo against Breese Mater Dei.
Lady Patriot seniors, from left, Lauren Bunting, Kaylee Childers and Taylor Klankey had their last hurrah with Massac County High School during the ‘Sweet 16’ game Saturday at Waterloo against Breese Mater Dei.
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Massac County’s Lady Patriots’ run at a state championship berth ended Saturday at Waterloo with a 46-35 loss to Breese Mater Dei.

The ladies overcame some key injuries and personnel losses to get to the sectional finals against Breese and seemed to save their best for last as they headed into tournament play.

Losing Emily Hoard and Taylor Klankey in the last days of regular season play and then Natalie Bailey in regional tournament action only served to bring out the best in the other girls as they dispatched Carbondale and Herrin to earn the trip to Waterloo.

At Waterloo, they overcame a tough Bethalto Civic Memorial team and a gym full of partisans earning them the right to take on Breese Mater Dei for a trip to the “Elite Eight.”

Two of Massac’s wounded were cleared for play in sectionals and the return of Hoard against Bethalto and Klankey for the title game with Breese gave everyone increased optimism for the title game.

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