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Lady 'Hounds, Chiefs both fall in I-70 tourney

Thursday, December 6, 2012

LONE JACK -- The Sweet Springs girls' basketball team didn't have another upset in them Wednesday in the semifinal round of the I-70 Conference Tournament at Lone Jack.

The seventh-seeded Lady Greyhounds, who on Monday knocked off Concordia (55-50), were beaten 53-39 by No. 3 Crest Ridge -- paced by senior Mel Branscum's 21 points.

Sweet Springs shot only 25.9 percent from the field and, worse, were plagued by 27 turnovers. The Lady Cougars took an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter and negated any threat by sinking seven of 11 free-throw attempts.

Freshman Lily Hunter scored 11 points for Crest Ridge (4-0), which will play top-seeded Wellington-Napoleon -- a 41-33 winner over Lone Jack -- for the championship Saturday.

Junior Christina Higgins topped the Lady 'Hounds (3-1) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Mikalah Vogelsmeier had 10 points and three steals and junior Kati Viets contributed eight points, 10 boards, three assists and three steals.

Sweet Springs will take on the Lady Mules for third place Saturday.

Earlier in the evening, fifth seed Orrick rallied from a three-point halftime deficit, using an 18-6 third-quarter spree to defeat No. 8 Santa Fe, 55-47.

The Lady Bearcats took a nine-point lead into the final frame, when junior Madison Winters scored 11 of her game-high 21 points to remain in front.

Junior Madison Endsley added 14 points for Orrick (4-3).

The Lady Chiefs got 10 points off the bench from freshman Kylie Limback, with sophomore Lexi Smith providing nine points.

Santa Fe (2-3) will play for seventh place Friday against Concordia, which lost to St. Paul, 40-21.

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