A year ago Axtell defeated Elm Creek for the girls’ FKC Tournament championship. The Lady Buffs turned the tables on the Lady Cats this season as EC was victorious over Axtell 52-45 at the Viaero Event Center on February 8. Both teams are young so a repeat matchup in the title game next year is a distinct possibility. The Cats’ record drops to 15-6.
Axtell fell behind 7-3 about halfway through the first quarter before ending the period with an 8-2 run to post a lead at the end of one 11-9.
Elm Creek took their biggest lead of the half at 21-16 with about two minutes remaining. A pair of free throws from Season Mellema ended the scoring in the quarter and at halftime EC led 21-18.
for full story see February 17 Courier