1A basketball report

Stratton/Liberty Basketball

The Stratton/Liberty Knighted Eagles started the week off great. They travelled to Arickaree to play the Indian Mustangs on Thursday January 16th. It was a well-played game for SL except for the third quarter when they only scored one point! But they came back and made up for it in the fourth quarter. The final score was 65-46.

On Friday Jan 17th the Knighted Eagles hosted the Fleming Wildcats at Liberty School. SL had a great first half-they were hitting baskets, and playing extremely well. They had the lead at half time 29-20.
SL had a devastating third quarter. They couldn’t get their shots to drop, time after time the balls would look like they were going in, but would not make it. They only scored two points. They tried to recover in the fourth quarter, but just couldn’t make enough points. The final score was 46-57.
On Friday Jan 24th the Knighted Eagles will travel to Otis to play the Bulldogs at 5 p.m. On Saturday Jan 25th they will host the Hugo-Genoa/Karval Pirates in Stratton at 4 p.m.
Stratton wins on the road and loses at home
The Stratton/Liberty Lady Knighted Eagles split wins this week. They had a great game at Arickaree School on Thursday, but a not so great game at Liberty school on Friday.
The game against the Arickaree Woodlin Indian Mustangs was on Thursday Jan 16th. The SL girls played well and took control of the game early and kept control throughout the first half. They were full of energy and excitement, not worrying about the pressure of a loss. The score at halftime was 26-9.
The third quarter was slower and SL outscored AW by two points. The starters sat out a lot in the fourth quarter allowing the rest of the team time on the floor. They were outscored by four points. The final score was 46-31.
On Friday Jan 17th SL hosted the Fleming Lady Wildcats at Liberty School. The home team had difficulty making their shots. And Fleming made most of theirs. Stratton/Liberty tried hard, but they just could not get any momentum built up. They lost 34-68.
The Lady Knighted Eagles will travel to Otis to play the Lady Bulldogs on Friday Jan 24th at 4 p.m. on Saturday Jan 25th they will host the Genoa-Hugo/Karval lady Pirates at 4 p.m.

RayAnne Griffin battles for a rebound against Fleming last week at Liberty. KC Holtman)

Lone Star

The Lone Star Lady Longhorns hosted the Bethune Lady bobcats on Saturday January 18th. It was a great game for the home team. They won 49-24. The Lady Longhorns are undefeated so far this season and are sitting at the number on spot in the YWKC league.
On Thursday January 23rd the Lady Longhorns will travel to Weldon Valley to play the Lady Warriors at 7 p.m. On Monday January 27th they will host the Flagler/Hi-Plains Lady Thunder at 2 p.m.
The Lone Star Longhorns hosted the Bethune Bobcats on Saturday January 18th. It was a very competitive game which the Longhorns won 34-32.
On Thursday January 23rd the Longhorns will travel to Weldon Valley to play the Warriors at 7 p.m. There will be a JV game at Lone Star against Flagler/Hi-Plains on Monday January 27th at 3 p.m.

The Otis bulldogs had a game scheduled at Bethune on Friday January 17th. There has not been a score reported, so I cannot tell you the outcome.
On Saturday January 18th the Bulldogs hosted the Caliche Buffaloes. The home team tried hard, but could not make the shots needed to be competitive. The highest score they made was the second quarter when they scored 10 points. The final score was 20-75.
On Friday January 24th the Bulldogs will host the Stratton Liberty Knighted Eagles at 5 p.m. and on Saturday January 25th they will host Sedgwick County at 3 p.m.
The Otis Lady Bulldogs traveled to Bethune to play the Lady Bobcats on Friday January 17th. After a very competitive first quarter where the Lady Bulldogs were down by one, they turned up the heat. Otis only let one point by them in the second quarter while scoring nine points. The third quarter was a continuation of the point lead. Otis outscored Bethune by five points, but was outscored by three in the fourth quarter. The final score was 27-18.
The Lady Bulldogs will host the Stratton/Liberty Lady Knighted Eagles on Friday Jan 24th at 4 p.m. The will host Sedgwick County on Saturday January 25th at 2 p.m.