LSE 8th girls fall on the road against Mexico, 39-4
The LSE girls seventh grade basketball team was back at it again on Tuesday with a road game against the Mexico Lady Bulldogs.
While winning Monday night at home in the season opener against California, the Lady Pirates had another good night by beating their NCMC rival by a score of 41-17.
As for the LSE girls eighth grade basketball, they fell for the second time this season by losing to Mexico 39-4.
The LSE girls seventh grade team, 2-0 on the season, actually trailed Mexico 7-2 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 39-10 advantage for the rest of the game for the victory.
LSE seventh grade coach Susie Stone said the girls started off a little slow in the first quarter but came out the rest of the game and played awesome. “It was a great overall team effort, led by Jodie Bass and Olivia Gholson,” Stone said. “We are seeing a lot of improvement and hope for a very successful year.”
Jodie Bass had her second straight double digit game with 27 points along with three rebounds and two steals.
Daylynn Baker chipped in six points, three rebounds and two steals while Olivia Gholson added four points and five rebounds, Makiya West with four points and four rebounds, Jocelyn Dalton with six rebounds, Hanna Cook with three rebounds and Jayden Weaver with one rebound.
The Lady Pirates also hit 50 percent of their shots from the foul line, going 5 for 10.
For Mexico, Abby Oetting had 13, Angel Nichols four and Lily Knupfel two points.
As for the LSE girls eighth grade basketball team, they trailed Mexico 17-0 at the half and then were outscored 22-4 in the second half.
LSE girls eighth grade basketball coach Doug Austin said the girls played a really good Mexico squad with very good shooters and size. “They made it hard for us to do anything offensively and hard to get rebounds,” Austin said. “We have a long ways to go but will continue to see improvement throughout the year.”
Mexico was led by Kaylee Jones with 12 and Shelbi Shaw with 10. Taylor Sherrow added seven, Keghan Smith six, Rachel Kristofferson four and Qierra Holman two.
For LSE, Sabriya Baskett had four points two rebounds and two steals. Ashley Tilman added four steals and one rebound while Arianna Long chipped in three steals and one rebound, Bayli Collins with two rebounds and one steal, Bryanna Jones with one rebound and one steal and Taylor Simmons with one rebound.