Lone Star sees win streak snapped
The Lone Star girls basketball team will be staying plenty busy this week.
The Longhorns droppped to 2-2 after a 61-41 home loss to Class 1A top-ranked Briggsdale, this past Tuesday, snapping a two-game winning streak. They travel to Longmont Christian today, February 11, go to Prairie on Saturday and host Haxtun on Monday.
The Longhorns cruised to a 52-23 home win over Otis, last Thursday. (The boys teams did not play.) They jumped out to a 16-6 lead, and won every quarter by at least four points. Alison Davis had 22 points and seven rebounds, Aleighcea Kuntz seven points and three rebounds, Idhaly Martinez six points, three rebounds and three steals, Jayna Lockard five points and four assists, Andrea Kuntz five points, 10 rebounds and four assists, Lamya Kuntz five points, three rebounds and four steals, and Amanda Kubitz two points. Hailey Forry had one rebound and one assist.
Lone Star also hosted Idalia last Tuesday, February 2, cruising to a 50-30 win. Lone Star led Idalia 21-15 at halftime, this past Tuesday, then gradually pulled away in the second half with a 29-15 advantage.
Alivia Weathers had 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals, Davis 15 points and six rebounds, An. Kuntz eight points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals, L. Kuntz eight points and six rebounds, Lockard two points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals, and Martinez five rebounds.
However, the winning streak came to an end Tuesday against No. 1 Briggsdale. The Falcons built a 36-19 lead in the first half and never looked back. Weathers led the Longhorns with 13 points and four rebounds, L. Kuntz 10 points, three rebounds and three steals, Lockard eight points and three assists, An. Kuntz five points and seven rebounds, Davis three points and five rebounds, and Al. Kuntz two points.
Otis keeps battling for a win
The Otis High School girls basketball team will keep getting plenty of chances to break into the win column over the next week.
Otis nearly did so Tuesday at Weldon Valley, dropping a 25-23 decision. (Stats are not available yet.) The Bulldogs host Caliche today, February 11. They have a rescheduled game with Arickaree/Woodlin on Monday, and host Idalia on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs went to neighboring Lone Star last Thursday, losing 52-23. (The boys teams did not play.) Rebecca Bleak had 14 points and nine rebounds, Jayce Perry two points, Alli Hornung two points and three steals, Rowan Tribelhorn two points and three rebounds, and Hailey Stivers two points and four rebounds.
They were at Flagler on Saturday. They gave it a good run before eventually losing by nine, 43-34. They won the second and fourth quarters, but were outscored by a total of 18 in the first and third.
Tribelhorn had 12 points and nine rebounds, Stivers seven points and two rebounds, Anthoneya Schaffert six points and four steals, Hornung five points, three rebounds and four steals, Bleak two points and four rebounds, and Arlene Bencomo two points.
S/L gets win, but stops there
The Stratton/Liberty girls basketball team will be looking to add to their win total this week after capturing an exciting overtime win at Cheyenne Wells, last Saturday.
It did not continue Tuesday as the Knighted Eagles lost 56-15 at home to Class 2A Burlington. They are at Idalia today, February 11, at Simla on Saturday and host Flagler on Tuesday.
S/L hosted 2A-power Limon last Friday, dropping a 67-26 decision. Limon ran out to a 25-7 led and never looked back.
Hannah Rigirozzi had eight points and three steals, Crystal Bouchier six points and six steals, Mattie Crouse four points and four steals, Emma Bohnen three points and three steals, Kennedy Frank three points and three rebounds, Rayanne Griffin one point and two rebounds, and Madison Tagtmeyer one point, two rebounds and two assists.
The Knighted Eagles rebounded from the loss with an overtime win, 39-38, at Cheyenne Wells. The Tigers outscored S/L 12-5 in the third quarter for a 29-24 lead. However, the Knighted Eagles rallied in the fourth to force overtime, then outscored the Tigers 5-4 in the extra period.
Crouse had 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals, Bouchier eight points, four assists, three steals and three rebounds, Griffin seven points and three rebounds, Bohnen six points, three rebounds and three steals, Lauren Thompson three points, Frank three points, three rebounds and two steals, and Tagtmeyer two points, three rebounds and two assists.
Burlington made the short trip to Stratton this past Tuesday for a league game, handing the Knighted Eagles a 56-15 loss. Details were not available Thursday.