EASTLAND — Cruel. Unbelievable. Heartbreaking.
All three words are perfect descriptions of how the season came to an end for the Eula girls basketball team on Tuesday night at Maverick Gymnasium in a 37-34 loss to Lipan in a Region III-1A quarterfinal.
The Lady Pirates forced a turnover with 5.01 seconds to play when attempting to commit a foul, setting up a chance for Anna Masonheimer to take a game-tying 3-pointer as time expired.
Her off-balanced attempt went off the backboard and then bounced off the rim three different times before bouncing away to end Eula’s season a game shy of the regional tournament. Two of the three bounces appeared to hit the inside of the rim to add to the disappointment.