TAMA — The Independence Mustang girls basketball team pulled out a strong second quarter against the South Tama, but the Trojans lassoed the Mustangs in the fourth, adding 16 more points than Indee, which lost 27-36 on Tuesday in conference play.
Indee falls to 3-18 overall and remains 2-17 in WaMac conference play.
Individual stats were unavailable.
On Saturday, the Mustangs travel to Waterloo to take on Columbus Catholic in round one of Class 3A Region 5 tournament play, at 5 p.m.
The winner will play the victor from the co-occurring round one Dike-New Hartford and Union Community game, in round two at Dike-New Hartford at 7 p.m. Feb. 19.
SCORING BY QUARTER
IN 5 12 6 4 — 27
ST 4 4 8 20 — 36