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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 • Posted January 12, 2011

The Punchers made their way back to Mason to play the first game at home of the season against the 20th ranked Goldthwaite Eagles. The Punchers were looking for revenge after falling to the Eagles last year in a nail biter (and of course a little revenge for football as well).

The game was close from the first to the fourth quarter with no team extending a lead to more than six points. The game would be tied 10-10 at the end of the first, but the home town boys would take a 23-20 lead into halftime. The Eagles would fight back and pull within one point going into the fourth quarter forcing the Punchers to play some defense which they would accomplish holding the Eagles to eight points in the final quarter and winning the game 49-42.

Mason would face Harper on Friday for the second time this year after losing to the Longhorns 65-39 two weeks earlier. The Longhorns would come out hot early and take a 13-8 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter started just like the first with Harper hitting some early three point shots while the Punchers tried to match the pace with some three points shots of their own, but Harper would take a 30-20 lead into halftime.

The second half would be a different story as the Punchers came out on an 8-0 run to close the lead to 30-28 and forcing Harper to call a time out to regroup. The Longhorns responded well but Mason would close the lead going into the fourth. The Punchers would come out playing inspired defense closing the lead to four points with four minutes left in the game. Harper would secure some late free throws to finish the game and win 57-49.

Mason will face Junction on Friday in Junction please come out and support the Punchers and Cowgirls.

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