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Nazareth ends Lady Indians’ title dreams

March 5, 2014
Nazareth ends Lady Indians’ title dreams

AUSTIN – What was supposed to be the greatest season in Lipan Lady Indians basketball history ended up being ONE of the best.

The Lady Indians’ hopes of winning the Class A Division II state championship – a first ever for the girls program – ended with a 57-41 loss to Nazareth Friday at the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center.Read the rest

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Battling to the end

March 5, 2014
Battling to the end

: Taylor Herrera of the Lipan Lady Indians (with ball) drives in between a pair of Nazareth defenders during semifinal action in the UIL Class A Division II Girls State Basketball Tournament. Nazareth won the game 57-41 to end the Lady Indians’ dreams of winning the first girls state championship in Lipan history.Read the rest

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Lady Indians followed advice of coach to Austin

March 1, 2014
Lady Indians followed advice of coach to Austin

Six years ago, after returning to coach at her alma mater, Lipan Lady Indians coach Amber Branson met with some seventh-graders.

She gave them a goal – get to Austin and win state.

Senior post Shauna Coleman remembers that talk well.

“This senior group is the first group that she’s coached all the way from junior high through high school, and it is a special bond,” said Coleman.Read the rest

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Lipan storms back to state tournament

February 26, 2014
Lipan storms back to state tournament

TYLER – Lipan coach Amber Branson paused in the middle of Saturday’s post-game interview following an 80-40 romp over Strawn in the Class A Division II Region III basketball finals at Tyler Junior College.

She stood silent for a second as a tear escaped her eye and slowly made its way down her face, soon followed by another.

“My dad would be proud,” she said.Read the rest

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Coolidge nips Lipan in area

February 22, 2014

RIO VISTA – So many times the Lipan Indians have pulled off the big steal, made the clutch basket and found a way to win even when the odds were against them.

Thursday night, however, the odds reached into the basket as the buzzer sounded and knocked the ball away, leaving the Indians on the short end of a 73-70 score against Coolidge in their Class A Division II area basketball game at Rio Vista High School.Read the rest

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Lady Indians’ run raising roof

February 22, 2014
Lady Indians’ run raising roof

MANSFIELD – Talk to just about anyone who’s seen the Lipan Lady Indians play a basketball game and they will agree.

Unless the roof caves in, they will be walking off the court at the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center in Austin holding the Class A Division II state championship trophy.

But then, as the Lady Indians remember, a lot of folks thought that last season when they got upset by Coolidge in the third round of the playoffs.Read the rest

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Abbott little challenge for top-ranked Lipan

February 19, 2014

KEENE — It was almost a love first quarter in a St. Valentine’s Lipan-Abbott Class A Division II area girls basketball playoff game Friday night.

Abbott, down 36-0, finally scored with 34 seconds left, preventing an opening-period shutout.

Lipan, the state’s top-ranked Class A small-school division team, bolted from the gates with a smothering full-court press that had Abbott looking more than perplexed.Read the rest

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Indians advance to area

February 19, 2014
Indians advance to area

TOLAR – The Lipan Indians celebrated their return to the playoffs with a 74-49 thumping of Walnut Springs in their Class A Division II bidistrict basketball game Monday at Tolar High School.

The Indians missed the playoffs in 2013, their first vacation from the postseason in a couple decades.

The victory moved the Indians (14-15) into an area-round matchup against Coolidge (24-1).Read the rest

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Second quarter costly for Indians

February 15, 2014

Save for a 20-8 run by Huckabay in the second quarter, the Lipan Indians controlled much of the game against Huckabay, the state’s No. 9 team Wednesday in Huckabay.

Lipan outscored Huckabay in three of the four quarters, but still lost the game 59-54.

“It was a very competitive game from start to finish,” said Lipan coach Cody Chandler. “I could not be more proud of the way this group of kids battled, not only in this game but throughout district.Read the rest

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Indians settle for third place in District 17-A

February 12, 2014

For seven of the eight quarters they played each other in District 17-A, the Lipan Indians and Lingleville played back-and-forth basketball.

Then came the fourth quarter of Friday’s game in Lipan.

Lingleville outscored the Indians 33-25 in the final period to pull away for an 84-73 victory.

The win kept Lingleville (22-3, 8-1 in District 17-A), No. 9 in the state in Class A Division II, in the hunt with No.Read the rest

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