While the final score shows the Lady Lions can dominate a team, the game didn’t go as well as coach Chad Rumer wanted.
“At times we played alright, we just didn’t play very smart. Defensively, I didn’t really have any problems…Offensively we weren’t very smart, there were some mismatches that we didn’t take advantage of,” said Rumer. “I keep telling them that we’ve got to get better every game and I don’t think we got better this game.”
The first period began slow for the Lady Lions, who scored only seven points. However, the Lady Buffaloes had the same results and the game was tied at seven and the end of the period.
In the second period the Lady Lions found their groove and began to pull away from Hugo with a 12-3 run led by Sierra Moore’s six points, Shaina Crites’ four points and Kortney Boyd had two points. Taylor Richards rounded out the scoring with four points. The Lions went into the half with a 23-13 lead.
The Lady Lions held on to their 10 point lead in the third period as both teams traded buckets. At the end of the period the Lady Lions led 43-31. Richards had seven points in the period, and Kaylie Baxter pitched in two 3-pointers.
In the final period, the Lady Lions tightened up their defense and went on an 11-2 streak to begin the period. Then they went on another run of 9-2. With 2:43 left in the game the Hugo Lady Buffaloes tried to come back, but it was too little too late as they finished the game on a 10-0 run.
Baxter led her team in scoring with 17 points. Richards had 15 points, Moore had 10 points, Boyd had six points, Crites had six points, Dylan Delozier had seven points and Shelbi Barrett had two points.