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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Lady Bluejays lose in overtime

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  • The Cimarron Lady Bluejays fought back from an 11-point deficit to force overtime, but couldn't keep up with the Council Grove Lady Braves in the extra period in losing 58-53 in a first round game of the Class 3A girls state tournament at Hutchinson Sports Arena.
    The Lady Bluejays (21-3) shot 21-of-62 for the game (3-of-29 from three-point range) and were outrebounded 41-28 by the Council Grove. Cimarron also found itself in foul trouble with two players fouling out.
    The Lady Braves (20-4) was able to play their style of game despite the tough Cimarron defense. Council Grove was patient and it was rewarded after shooting 19-of-39 for the game and 18-of-25 from the free throw line.
    Morgan Ediger scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Lady Bluejays and Ashtynn Burns added 11 in the loss.
    Four players scored in double figures for Council Grove with Kate Hula recording a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Megan Poole added 15, Faith Brintle 13 and Michaela Peterson 10 in the win.
    Council Grove built a 27-16 lead at halftime, but the Lady Bluejays rallied in the second half in their comeback.
    Cimarron scored 14 in the third quarter and 17 in the fourth to tie the game at 47-47 by the end of regulation.
    The Lady Braves were more efficient in the overtime. Council Grove made three of its four shots and five of its six free throws in the extra stanza, while the Lady Bluejays were 3-of-10 from the field and didn't get to the foul line.
    COUNCIL GROVE (58) — Megan Poole 7-12 1-2 15, Bailey Allan 0-0 0-0 0, Milo Butler 0-0 0-0 0, Kate Hula 4-8 8-9 16, Michaela Peterson 2-4 6-8 10, Erica Auchard 0-5 2-4 2, Faith Brintle 5-8 1-2 13, Madison Tischhauser 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 19-39 18-25 58.
    CIMARRON (53) — Rebecca Dupree 4-7 0-0 9, Ashtynn Burns 4-14 3-3 11, MacKenzy Meis 0-0 0-0 0, Kari Blattner 0-7 0-0 0, Hailee Hoskinson 3-9 0-1 7, Morgan Ediger 8-22 5-6 22, Korina Bailon 2-3 0-0 4, Katelynn White 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-62 8-10 53.
    Three-point baskets — Council Grove 2 (Brintle 2), Cimarron 3 (Dupree 1, Hoskinson 1, Ediger 1). Rebounds — Council Grove 41 (Hula 12), Cimarron 28 (Ediger 7). Assists — Council Grove 10 (Brintle 3), Cimarron 12 (Ediger 3). Records — Council Grove 20-4, Cimarron 21-3.
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