Starkville High School basketball

It didn’t take long for Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams to realize that her team wasn’t ready to play against Germantown on Friday night.

After falling behind 3-0 only 2 minutes into the game, 14-8 after one quarter and 27-18 at halftime, the Lady Yellow Jackets were pretty much trying to play catchup against the Lady Mavericks the entire night. Germantown ended up winning 55-41 and claimed the Class 6A, Region 3 championship.

“You’ve got to be ready to play the game from the start and I don’t think we came out ready to play,” Williams said. “We weren’t focused at times.”

The Lady Mavericks swept all three games from Starkville this season, including a pair of two-point decisions in the regular season 47-45 and 44-42.

The third time against Germantown wasn’t the charm for the Lady Jackets as they saw their overall record fall to 14-11 and will be the second seed out of Region 3 for the 6A playoffs.

For more on SHS basketball, see Saturday's Starkville Daily News.

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