The Lady Cards met the Lady Raiders on Dec. 29 with the Lady Cards having home-court advantage. Still, the teams split the lead with Columbus out maneuvering Rice in the first and second quarters, and Rice attacking and outplaying the Cards in the third and fourth quarters. In the end, the Lady Cards came out with a 43-30 victory. The top Lady Card was Mathis with 13 points.
In other action, the Columbus Lady Cards played Fayetteville on Dec. 30 in Columbus. Columbus led all quarters with Fayetteville trailing in the first three quarters and beating Columbus in the fourth quarter. However, Columbus closed out Fayetteville 73-45.
The Columbus Lady Cards played Edna at home on Jan. 5, Yoakum on Jan. 8 at home, and Palacios on Jan. 12 in Palacios.