Longtime Ellison coach Sherry McKinnon needed less than a minute to realize something was amiss with her squad.
But despite a timeout 58 seconds into the game, the host Lady Eagles were uncharacteristically sloppy and turnover-prone as A&M Consolidated built a double-digit lead midway through the opening quarter and knocked off the defending District 12-5A champions with a 58-43 victory Friday. "I saw there that we were in trouble with the things we were doing, breakdowns on defense," McKinnon said. "I was trying to get some (different) personnel in there thinking they'd get the job done, but (A&M) outplayed us from the first to the fourth quarter. We were just beaten the team that played the hardest tonight won, and that was A&M."
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