With the Class 1A Division I State Championship on the line, The 7th ranked Sundown Lady Red lost to #5 Lindsay 43-36, Saturday morning in Austin. With an early tip-time of 8:30AM to accomidate all the state title games being played in Austin Saturday, Sundown missed 14 of their first 16 shots and fell behind 13-2, but the Lady Red stormed back cutting the lead to 3 at one point, trailing by 6 at the half.
However Lindsay held off Sundown's attempts to take the lead hitting their free throws down the stretch. Sundown was looking for their first State Title in 44 years, having won the 1A crown in 1961, 1962 and 1963. Megan Hodge and Kayla Heffley both scored in double figures for Sundown who finished their season 33-4 and State runner-ups.
NewsChannel 11 will have highlights and postgame reaction Saturday night on the News at 6 and 10. Sundown is 1 of 4 area girls teams playing in State Championship games today plus 7 area boys teams are stating their case to go to the State Tournament as they play in regional final games today. Complete Hoop Madness coverage Saturday night at 6 and 10.