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Girls season ends with loss at Red Cloud

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Sam McNeel goes up for a basket during last Friday night’s game against the visiting Lead-Deadwood Golddiggers. McNeel had eight points in her final home game as a Wildcat.

 

A long season came to an end for the Custer High School girls basketball team Monday night, when it lost to Red Cloud in the first round of District 15A play 75-16. The game action went much like many of the games went for the team this season, as the overmatched and outgunned Wildcats fell behind by 15 at the end of the first quarter and were down 27 by halftime.
“We went in not quite prepared for (the game),”â��head coach Stephanie Ornelas said.â��“Our focus wasn’t there. Red Cloud is a good team. They can shoot from anywhere and they are quick. We should have been better prepared for what they were going to do.”
The third quarter is where things really got out of hand in the game, as the Crusaders poured in 28 points in the third quarter, while Custer was able to score only two points.
Despite the lopsided score, Ornelas said her team didn’t stop competing or trying, something that has been one of its calling cards despite the tough season.
“They were still fighting. The third quarter hasn’t been our quarter all year. Our girls never gave up,”â��she said.â��“We had some good shots; we just rushed them.”
No Wildcat scored more than four points in the loss.
Last Friday night the team endured a 15 minute stretch in which it didn’t score and were able to score only five points the entire second half in a 55-15 loss to the visiting Lead-Deadwood Golddiggers.

A long season came to an end for the Custer High School girls basketball team Monday night, when it lost to Red Cloud in the first round of District 15A play 75-16. The game action went much like many of the games went for the team this season, as the overmatched and outgunned Wildcats fell behind by 15 at the end of the first quarter and were down 27 by halftime.

“We went in not quite prepared for (the game),”â��head coach Stephanie Ornelas said.â��“Our focus wasn’t there. Red Cloud is a good team. They can shoot from anywhere and they are quick. We should have been better prepared for what they were going to do.”

The third quarter is where things really got out of hand in the game, as the Crusaders poured in 28 points in the third quarter, while Custer was able to score only two points.

Despite the lopsided score, Ornelas said her team didn’t stop competing or trying, something that has been one of its calling cards despite the tough season.

“They were still fighting. The third quarter hasn’t been our quarter all year. Our girls never gave up,”â��she said.â��“We had some good shots; we just rushed them.”

No Wildcat scored more than four points in the loss.

Last Friday night the team endured a 15 minute stretch in which it didn’t score and were able to score only five points the entire second half in a 55-15 loss to the visiting Lead-Deadwood Golddiggers.

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