The LSE girls seventh and eighth grade basketball teams dropped a pair of games on the road Monday night against Versailles.
While the seventh grade team fell against Versailles 38-3, the eighth grade team put up a good fight in the first half before bowing out by a score of 30-19.
In the seventh grade team, Versailles led LSE 4-2 after one, 18-2 at the half and 26-2 after three quarters of play before outscoring the Lady Pirates 10-1 in the final period.
LSE seventh grade coach Jamie Boyd said the girls had some great looks at the basket but the shots just didn’t fall. “The girls worked hard on moving the ball and seeing the floor,” Boyd said. “They are continuously making improvements to their defense and working together.”
Allen had the game high for Versailles with 12 points while Edgar chipped in eight and Smith and Rainey each with six.
For LSE, Aleah Walters finished the game with two points, one rebound and one steal while Cassidy Bishop added one point, two rebounds and two steals, Amera Wright with two rebounds, Yasmine Green with one rebound and one steal and Emma Wells and Hannah Strawhun each with one rebound.
As for the Lady Pirates eighth grade team, they trailed Versailles 6-4 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 9-6 advantage in the second quarter to go up 13-12. However it was pretty much all Versailles after that as the Lady Tigers outscored LSE 18-6 in the second half for the victory.
LSE coach Kaitlyn Nelson said the girls played a great game. “They worked hard both offensively and defensively,” Nelson said. “The girls worked as a team and they were able to be more successful this game when compared to others.”
Carlie Bishop had the high game for LSE, who dropped to 2-9, with seven points, four steals, one rebound and one assist. Abby Pulliam finished the game with four points and four rebounds while Payten Black added two points, three rebounds and three steals, Molly Schuster with two points, two rebounds and two steals, Heather Hall two points and three rebounds, Kinley Fox two points and Hailee Williams with two rebounds.