It's not a state championship, but the Marlin Lady Bulldogs finished 2017-18 as the No. 2 team in Class 3A.
The No. 22 Lady Bulldogs lost to No. 12 Mt. Vernon 51-47 in the 3A Girls State Championship Game inside the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday.
The Lady Bulldogs led entering the fourth quarter, but Mt. Vernon used a run midway through the quarter to pull ahead.
Three Marlin scorers finished in double figures: junior Mystique Womack with 21, senior Dyneisha Bailey with 10 and sophomore Danielle Nobles with 10.
Womack and Bailey were both selected to the 3A Girls All-State Tournament team. Womack totaled 42 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in two games in San Antonio while Bailey added 27 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists on the weekend.