The LSE girls seventh and eighth grade basketball teams fell at home last week against School of the Osage in Tri-County Conference action.
The LSE girls seventh grade basketball team lost to Osage 17-10 while the eighth grade team dropped a 38-6 decision against the Lady Indians.
The LSE girls seventh grade team, 0-6 on the season, led Osage 5-3 after first period’s end but was outscored 6-3 in the second quarter to trail 9-8. Meanwhile, after holding a 2-0 advantage in the third quarter to go up 10-9, the LSE Lady Pirates hit another rough patch as Osage rallied back with a 8-0 advantage in the final period for the victory.
Despite the loss, LSE girls seventh grade coach Alyson Hurt said she is very proud of the improvement the team has shown. “We were up 11-10 in the third quarter, but turned the ball over a few times in the fourth quarter, which led to the other team taking the lead and the win,” Hurt said. “However, the girls showed tremendous heart and effort. There is great potential with this team.”
Aaleigha Elbert led the Lady Pirates with four points along with two rebounds and two steals.
Kendall Rhorer finished the game with three points and six rebounds while Paris Allphin added two points, LeAsia Bruce one point and five rebounds, Elly Rapp three rebounds and two steals and Kaila Dillender with two rebounds.
As for the LSE girls eighth grade basketball team, they trailed Osage from the first quarter on as the Lady Indians led 7-0 after one, 22-3 at the half and 35-6 after three quarters of play. Osage also held a 3-0 advantage in the final period.
LSE coach Jamie Boyd said the girls saw more time at the free throw line this evening. “We are working on taking the ball to the basket more and more,” Boyd said. “We also grabbed down 18 rebounds.”
Luttrell and Bartlett each had six points in the game for Osage.
For LSE, Emma Pritchett finished the game with three points along with eight rebounds and four steals.
Presley Nease added one point and one rebound while Hannah Strawhun chipped in five rebounds and three steals, Emily Baker three rebounds and one steal, Ella Battreall one rebound and Emma Wells with one steal.