The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz saw an early lead slip away in a 65-61 2-2A Conference loss to Midland at Pleasant Plains Dec. 2.
The Lady Katz (11-3, 0-1) sped in front 8-0 in the game's opening minutes, but the Lady Mustangs kept chipping away.
Midland finally caught up with Melbourne and took a 47-46 lead with two minutes left in the third.
The game was tied a couple of times down the stretch before Midland edged in front for good.
Maggie Cooper paced Melbourne with 20 points, while Maggie Caraway followed with 14.
Sara Adams had nine points, Tori Rush had six, Kaylee Ables five and Kenzi Gillihan three.
In boys' action, the Bearkatz (9-1, 1-0) passed by the Mustangs by the count of 58-41.
Lee Lewis and Chase Massey tossed in 17 points apiece for Melbourne.
Spencer Caraway added 15, while Kody Caraway had six and Derek Baird three.