At half, the Lansing girls’ basketball team trailed by just four points — 14-10.
Two quarters later, the deficit remained. In the second round of the 54th Annual Tonganoxie Invitational, the Lady Lions were edged by Bishop Seabury 39-35 Thursday.
Lansing, 1-10, will face the loser of Eudora versus Atchison Saturday at 10 a.m. in the seventh place game.
“We were 2-for-20 in the first quarter so we were just really cold to start,” Lady Lions coach Christine Robinson said. “In the second half though, we went on a 11-0 run to take the lead by two. But then they came back in the end to grab the win.”
Morgan Bromell accumulated a team-high 11 points, six rebounds, while Madelyn Moya added eight points and eight rebounds.
“We are just trying to put together four quarters of effort,” Robinson said. “I was happy that the girls never gave up and kept on fighting throughout.”
Lady Raiders’ slide continues
With Thursday’s 37-19 loss to Doniphan West, the Immaculata girls’ basketball team suffered through its third straight defeat.
In the second round of the Doniphan West Tournament, the Lady Raiders struggled mightily on the offensive end of the floor.
After trailing its hosts 15-10, Imac posted just one point in the third quarter and eight in the fourth to endure the 18-point defeat.
“We played good enough defense to win, but offensively we just didn’t execute at all,” Imac coach Terry Jordan said.
Lainey Bell recorded seven points while Grace Parker added six. Mary Kate Wolken and Ellie Wolk each had two points.
The Lady Raiders, 4-7, will take on Riverside at 4 p.m. Saturday to conclude the tournament.
Ridge girls fall to Royal Valley
Facing tournament host Royal Valley on Thursday, the Pleasant Ridge girls’ basketball team experienced something rather new this season.
The Lady Rams lost.
For just the second time this year, Ridge sustained a defeat when they fell to Royal Valley 50-45.
“We had chances to tie it at the end, we just didn’t finish,” PR coach Mike Koontz said. “We had point-blank chances at the cup and we simply didn’t put the ball in the basket.”
Trailing 41-34 heading into the fourth quarter, the Lady Rams made a furious rally that began on the defensive end of the floor said Koontz.
“Most of the fourth quarter I thought we did a great job getting into the passing lanes and putting pressure on them to force turnovers,” the Ridge coach said.
Page 2 of 2 - Yet though the team was able to cut the deficit to two points by the contest’s final minutes, its late game execution simply was not there to pull out the win.
Beth Doty led the team in scoring with 18 points, followed by Ashten Langley’s 13 and Alyssa Crook’s six.
PR, 7-2, will face Chapman in the tourney’s second round today starting at 3:30 p.m.