Axtell’s girls came back from an 11-point halftime deficit only to be defeated in overtime by Elm Creek 53-46. The Lady Cats slid to 6-7 in the contest at Axtell on January 13.
The Lady Buffs led 8-6 after the first quarter as Kassidy Halvorsen and Lexie Eckhoff each scored three for Axtell. Then the Cats were outscored 14-5 in the second period allowing Elm Creek to take a 22-11 lead into halftime. Trinity Houchin hit a trey and Jesse Bertrand a two-pointer but Axtell shot just 15% (4 of 27) in the first half.
The rim opened up for the Cats in the second half. Axtell had a 12-4 advantage in the third quarter cutting the Lady Buffs lead to 26-23. Eckhoff scored four, Houchin and Bertrand three apiece.
see January 19 Courier for full story