The Crowder Lady Roughriders split their games in the Don Wilson Classic, falling 84-77 on Saturday against Seminole State and defeating Coffeyville 72-48 on Friday.
Former Neosho High standout and Crowder sophomore guard Sydney Linny scored a career-high 18 points in the victory Friday, while Maegan Bandimere added 13 points. Elle Williams tallied nine points and four steals, Bethaney Gilkey eight points and 10 rebounds, Kourtney Shipley eight points, Maia Wright seven points and 11 rebounds, and Tricia Wattman six points.
Crowder outscored Coffeyville 44-24 in the first and fourth quarters, both starting and finishing the game on a strong note.
Crowder hit 10 3-point goals in the victory Friday, with Linny good for four, Bandimere three, and Williams two.
Crowder's 10 3-point goals proved to not be enough Saturday against Seminole State, who hit 10 of their 3-point goals of their own.
Crowder trailed Seminole State 60-59 after three quarters and the Lady Trojans outscored the home team 25-21 in a wild third quarter.
Crowder fell behind 57-45 with 4 minutes, 42 seconds remaining in the third, as Seminole State began the third with a 22-7 advantage, including a 13-0 run to go from behind 45-44 to ahead 57-45. Jamie Clarke hit a pair of trifectas during this run.
After Crowder head coach Tina Wilson called a timeout and gave her team an earful in the huddle, the Lady 'Riders answered with a 12-2 run, including a 10-0 spurt, to get the score to 59-all late in the third.
Then came the controversial blocking foul called against Crowder with just a second left before the fourth. Crowder fans, as well as Wilson, thought it was the biggest bail out since GM.
Victoria Vickers split her free throws and gave Seminole State a 60-59 lead entering the final 10 minutes.
Vickers and Kinsey Callen each hit threes early in the fourth and the visitors from Oklahoma led 66-61.
Crowder would get no closer than 66-64 after a Linny trifecta, on a night when the Lady Trojans scored 49 points after halftime.
Williams scored a game-high 21 points and her pair of late 3-point shots helped make the game a little more interesting down the stretch. Wright finished with 15 points and six rebounds and Bandimere added 13 points with nine of her points coming from treys. Gilkey and Shipley each tallied nine points and Gilkey corraled six boards. Williams also dished out two assists and Linny pilfered the ball away from Seminole State ball handlers three times.
Clarke led the Lady Trojans with 17 points, Pamela Grover provided most of the visitors' inside load with 13 points, and Callen and Vickers went for 12 points each.
Crowder dropped to 4-4 overall entering Tuesday's road contest against Redlands (Oklahoma). The Lady 'Riders do not return home until December 4, with the start of a three-game homestand against North Arkansas.
CROWDER 72, COFFEYVILLE 48
Coffeyville 12 9 15 12 — 48
Crowder 20 10 18 24 — 72
COFFEYVILLE — Sarah Douglas 4, Tatiana McCree 11, Riana Rangi-Brown 4, Hannah Murphy 2, Julia Calafell 10, Brooklyn Wade 6, Sara Guntin 2, Alana Kramer 8, Adelina Carr 1.
CROWDER — Tricia Wattman 6, Thathianna Sysavanh 0, Ashley Reichert 3, Sydney Linny 18, Maegan Bandimere 13, Bethaney Gilkey 8, Maia Wright 7, Kourtney Shipley 8, Elle Williams 9.
3-point goals — Coffeyville 6 (McCree 3, Calafell 2, Wade), Crowder 10 (Linny 4, Bandimere 3, Williams 2, Shipley).
SEMINOLE STATE 84, CROWDER 77
Seminole 16 19 25 24 — 84
Crowder 23 15 21 18 — 77
SEMINOLE STATE — Jones 2, Vickers 12, Quarles 8, Grover 13, Clarke 17, Ash 2, Richardson 6, Callen 12, Ashworth 7, Chambers 5.
CROWDER — Tricia Wattman 2, Thathianna Sysavanh 3, Ashley Reichert 0, Sydney Linny 5, Maegan Bandimere 13, Bethaney Gilkey 9, Maia Wright 15, Elle Williams 21, Kourtney Shipley 9.
3-point goals — Seminole State 10 (Callen 4, Vickers 3, Clarke 3), Crowder 10 (Bandimere 3, Williams 3, Shipley 2, Linny, Sysavanh).