Taylor’s scoring came to a grinding halt Wednesday after the girls came within three points of Lampasas in the third quarter. The Lady Badgers went on to win 49-22 fueled by a 22-0 streak that stretched into the fourth quarter.

The Badgers pulled within one point of Liberty Hill in the third quarter of Friday’s game before losing 67-49.

The Panthers (4-0 in district) played fast and aggressive defense, making it hard for the Badgers to use their signature strength of controlling the tempo and transition game.

Lampasas had a couple of rough games in the Fredericksburg girls’ soccer tournament last week.

The Lady Badgers lost 2-0 to St. Mary’s Hall on Thursday. On Friday, Lampasas faced the defending regional finalist Wimberley Lady Texans and lost 8-0.

Lampasas could not recover from a double-digit deficit in the first quarter of district basketball action against Burnet. The visiting Lady Bulldogs (4-1 in district) led 19-8 after one period and won 54-30 Tuesday night in Lampasas.

Lampasas dropped a low-scoring match 1-0 to Killeen Shoemaker in the boys’ soccer home opener on Tuesday.

The Badgers (0-4 at press time) have played only Conference 5A and 6A teams so far, and they face more large-classification schools this week in the Austin Akins Cup.

The Badgers have lost two district games by a combined four points, including a 55-53 defeat at the hands of Burnet on Tuesday.

The Lady Hornets’ defense was not enough to overcome their cold shooting on Friday. But despite the 31-11 loss to Priddy, Lometa head coach Frank Reyes III said “it was the best defensive performance we’ve played since I’ve been here in Lometa for four complete quarters.”

Leander Glenn beat the Lady Badgers 55-39 in district basketball Friday night. Lampasas had won the previous seven games.

Lampasas head coach Mark Myers said Glenn’s Gabrielle Thomas (#34) played a big role, as expected.