The LSE Lady Pirates seventh and eighth grade basketball teams dropped a pair of games Wednesday night on the road, losing to the Marshall Owls by the scores of 10-7 and 29-11, respectively.
The Lady Pirates seventh grade basketball team, 1-9 on the season, trailed Marshall 5-3 after one, 6-4 at the half and 9-6 after three quarters of play. Both teams scored one point in the fourth.
LSE seventh grade coach Alyson Hurt said the girls game was a tough one. “The refs were letting them play so it was physical,” Hurt said. “Not many points were scored, but the seventh grade team was very coachable and followed the game plan. We came up short. I’m very proud of our hustle and effort this game.”
Kendall Rhorer had the high game for LSE with four points and five rebounds. Aaleigha Elbert chipped in three points, two steals and one rebound while LeAsia Bruce added four rebounds and four steals and Kaila Dillender with four rebounds.
In the eighth grade game, Marshall led LSE 5-4 after first period’s end, 13-6 at the half and 20-10 after three quarters of play before outscoring the Lady Pirates 9-5 in the fourth.
LSE eighth grade coach Jamie Boyd said the girls played more aggressively on defense. “We had moments where we didn’t handle the ball the best, but we are working on tipping the ball away and moving down the floor,” Boyd said.
Simic had 14 to lead all scorers for Marshall.
For LSE, who dropped to 0-11, Cassidy Bishop had nine points, three rebounds and two steals. Emma Pritchett finished the game with two points, three rebounds and three steals while Hannah Strawhun had seven rebounds, Emma Wells three rebounds, Le’Asia Bruce two steals and one rebound, Emily Baker two rebounds, Presley Nease two steals and Ella Battreall with one rebound.