Photo by Wayne Crick Alyssa Isaman, a junior at Cedaredge High School, shoots a layup against Olathe’s Kayley Archuleta in a game played last Saturday (Jan. 26) in Cedaredge. The visiting Lady Pirates built a big lead early but had to hold on for a 44-35 3A WSL win.Joe Berger is wondering how his Lady Bruins' basketball team can play so well one game and then look as though they had fogotten how to play the same way in another game.
Last Friday night's ballgame against Roaring Fork was played in Cedaredge and the Lady Bruins played "great" according to Berger.
"We did everything so well against them." Roaring Fork won the game 38-31, but Cedaredge played well enough to have won.
Saturday's encounter with Olathe (8-1, 10-2) was not a duplicate of Friday's game with Roaring Fork.
Olathe jumped out to a big lead before allowing the Lady Bruins to fight back. The Lady Pirates eventually won the game 44-35.
RF 38, Cedaredge 31
You wouldn't have wanted to declare the first quarter a gem of an offensive showing for either team, but Cedaredge did manage to ease its way to an early 10-6 lead after one period of action.
At halftime, Cedaredge owned a one-point lead, 17-16. The Lady Rams put together a bit more offense in the fourth quarter to outscore Cedaredge 13-6 and preserve a 38-31 victory in 3A WSL competition.
Shaeley Slough scored eight points in each half to finish with 16 points for Roaring Fork. Kaitlyn Kissner tallied eight points for the Lady Bruins.
Olathe 44, Bruins 35
Olathe had a shutout going early in the first period and finally settled for an 18-11 edge after eight minutes of play.
Good defense by the Lady Pirates, and a few mental mistakes by Cedaredge, allowed Olathe to complete a big 17-5 run in the second quarter. That surge left Olathe comfortably ahead at the half by a score of 35-16.
Haley Turley did most of the damage in the first half for Olathe with 19 of her game-high 23 points (13 coming in the second period).
Cedaredge stepped up its intensity, especially in the fourth quarter, to outscore Olathe 19-9 in the second half. Too much damage had been done early in the game and the Lady Bruins were unable to close the gap more than the nine points at the game's end.
Lindsey Gardner finished with nine points to lead Cedaredge's offense.