After Temple’s six-point loss to Harker Heights on Nov. 27 in the teams’ District 12-6A opener, first-year Tem-Cats coach RaShonta LeBlanc said her team was in the early stages of finding its identity.
The search had yielded a few disappointing results to that point. And over the weeks that have followed, steps forward proceeded by steps back left Temple in the bottom half of the league standings, though not without some indicators that personal discovery and an upswing might not be that far off.
Most recently, until Tuesday night that is, an example of such was last Friday’s 49-43 victory over Copperas Cove, which entered Wildcat Gym with a piece of first place — then exited without it.
The Tem-Cats, on the heels of that important win that snapped a three-game 12-6A losing streak, backed up the performance with a 44-42 white-knuckle nod in a rematch versus the visiting Harker Heights Lady Knights, who also vacated Temple’s home floor without the first-place tag it brought with it on the bus ride over.