WINNIE – Turnovers and a slow start led to the end of the Cougars’ playoff run Friday, ins a 60-50 loss West Orange-Stark in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.

“Too many unforced mistakes,” La Marque coach David Montano said. “We were in the game most of the way, but we didn’t make good decisions most of the night.”

The Cougars (19-13) trailed 24-17 at the half and were able to get within three several times, yet were unable to make the plays to take the led. Anthony Shinette led La Marque with 20 points. Ladarrian Ellis-Jones added seven points, and Michael Hardeman scored six.

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