GAME STORY: Resilient Coahoma girls rally past Ballinger for bi-district win

STERLING CITY — The Coahoma girls basketball team withstood a couple of Ballinger runs before delivering their own late in the fourth quarter Friday to pull out a 51-47 win in a Region I-3A bi-district matchup at the Sterling City gym.

The Bulldogettes, who trailed at the end of each of the first three quarters, outscored the Ladycats 19-13 in the final period, using a late 9-0 surge to turn a 42-40 deficit at the 3:59 mark into a seven-point lead with 1:47 to play.

From there, Coahoma (17-6) was able to hold off Ballinger to advance to the area round, where it will face No. 16 Peaster next week at a time, date and location to be determined.

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