Carl Junction shot the ball well enough in Thursday’s Big 8 Conference opener against Seneca that the Lady Indians needed to be nearly perfect to defeat them.
Unfortunately for Seneca, they made a few too many mistakes, however, and the Lady Bulldogs cruised 54-29.
“They are a quality team and their quickness and depth really did take a toll on us,” Lady Indians coach Bob Coffey said. “It was a pretty good game the first quarter. They shot the ball well and we had too many turnovers to stay within striking distance.”
Leading by five (12-7) at the start of the second quarter, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 16-6 tear in the second quarter to close out the first half with a 28-13 lead at the intermission. They duplicated that quarter with another 16-6 burst in the third to plant themselves firmly in the drivers seat the remainder of the way.
Bryce Boyd and Brenlee McPherson each led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points while Maria Chism had nine, Sydney Koch six, Taylor Beck five, Olivia Uhrich five, Lindsey Showalter four, Sam Kopp two, Katie Skaggs two and Timbre Murty one.
Scoring for the Lady Indians was Molli Cooper with 10, Mirana Heath seven, Bailey Skelton six, Courtney Cook two, Rachel Butterfield two and Elena Wood two.
The Lady Indians (6-7, 0-1) travel to Southwest for a 5:30 p.m. showdown on Monday in Washburn, Mo.
The Bulldogs won the junior varsity game 45-23. Wood led the Lady Indians in that one with 15 points.