By: Kate Baker
After earning a wildcard, the ninth-seeded Lady Mustangs battled the eighth-seeded Loomis Wolves for the third time of the season for a chance to advance to the state tournament. Compared to the high scoring match-up the teams had the week prior, the game started slowly, with Loomis edging Silver Lake 8-6 in the first quarter. The Mustangs struggled to find the hoop the second quarter, only putting up three points to Loomis’s nine. Coming out of the break, the Mustangs found some momentum on offense, putting up 19 points to trail by 1 point going into the final quarter of play. Unfortunately, the Wolves put together a string of offensive possessions that the Mustangs couldn’t answer. They fell to the Wolves 38-43. Silver Lake ended its season with an 18-6 record.