Season over for Lady Longhorns
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
It was the rubber match between Chase County and Perkins County in the first round of the C2-11 subdistricts Monday night.
Each team having beat the other once this season, Monday’s winner would come with bragging rights.
And, the right to move on in post-season play.
Unfortunately for the Lady Longhorns, Perkins County came up with the 44-37 win, and moved on to Tuesday’s semi-final game against top-seeded North Platte St. Pat’s.
The loss wasn’t due to a lack of hard work by Chase County, especially on defense.
But, on the offensive side of the court, the Lady Longhorns just couldn’t get the ball to drop.
They did take the early lead in the game, 5-2, with all five of Chase County’s points from senior Lexee Reichert.
Perkins County tied the game 5-5, before taking a 9-7 lead at the end of the first.
The Lady Plainsmen got the first six points of the second quarter before senior Alexis Tropf dropped in two free throws, her first points of the night, with 1:37 left before half.
Perkins County took a 23-13 lead to the lockerrooms at half.
Perkins County led by as much as 11 in the final quarter. Chase County cut it to seven with just under a minute left, but ran out of time.
The Lady Longhorns outscored Perkins County, 17 to 12, in the final quarter. Shannon Liewer scored all of her points in the game, 12, in those final eight minutes.
Reichert ended the night with 14. Chantal Heathers scored seven, and Tropf, four.
The loss ended Chase County’s season with a 5-18 record.
Points by quarters:
Chase Co. 7 6 7 17—37
Perkins Co. 9 14 9 12—44