Girls drop two more to Christian, Belle
Published: Thursday, February 14th, 2013
The Custer High School girls basketball team lost its 12th game in a row last Friday night in Belle Fourche, falling to the Broncs 50-36.
The teams were tied at 28-28 at the half, but it was another bad third quarter in which the ’Cats were outscored 13-4, that the game got away from Custer.
“The third quarter we didn’t come out ready, and we didn’t transition as well as we should have,”â��head coach Stephanie Ornelas said.â��“We did a good job of shutting down their offense (in the first half).”
Sam McNeel was the team’s leading scorer in the loss with 11 points.
“Offensively, we couldn’t miss a basket in the first half,”â��Ornelas said.â��“The second half we couldn’t buy a basket. We got impatient when the shots didn’t fall and started rushing.”
On Feb. 5, it was a second-half defensive collapse that was the team’s undoing, as it was outscored 27-9 on the way to a 53-31 loss to the visiting Rapid City Christian Comets.
The team had no answer for Christian’s 6-0 center Marissa Heard, who scored nearly half of her team’s points in the game, hitting for 26, most of which came from point-blank range.
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