Lady Orioles take two games
Going on the road for two games last week, the Concordia Lady Orioles emerged with two wins.
The Lady Orioles held off Sacred Heart 39-36 in Sedalia last week Monday and slowly pulled away for a 48-40 victory at Pilot Grove 24 hours later.
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After a fast-and-furious first quarter in which 43 points were scored, the two teams settled in for a game that went down to the final few minutes, the Lady Orioles emerging with an eight-point win.
The Lady Orioles held a 22-21 lead after the first quarter, Dakota Miler pumping in eight points and Hailee Langkrahr and Katlin Murra six each.
Katelyn Renfro scored five points, and the Lady Tigers held a 31-26 halftime lead.
The Lady Orioles continued to have problems scoring in the third quarter, but they hea-ded to the fourth quarter with the game tied, 35-35.
Down the stretch, the Lady Orioles leaned on Miller and Langkrahr who scored five points apiece.
Langkrahr finished with 18 points and Miller 16. Langkrahr added 14 rebounds and Miller 11.
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Langkrahr pumped in 21 points to lead the Lady Orioles to the road victory.
The Lady Orioles led the low-scoring game 7-4 after the first quarter, Langkrahr connecting from three-point range.
It was a 19-16 advantage at the intermission, Langkrahr accounting for six points, including her second three-pointer, and Katlin Murray hitting a three-pointer and scoring four points.
The Lady Orioles upped their lead to 31-25 after three quarters, Langkrahr netting nine more points and Katlin Murray connecting again from long range.
The Lady Orioles made enough free throws down the stretch to keep Sacred Heart at bay, but they were only 10 for 30 from the stripe in the game.
Katlin Murray was next on the Lady Orioles' scoring chart with seven points.
Langkrahr led the Lady Orioles with four of their nine steals.
The Lady Gremlins were paced by Sydney Smith with 14 points, including five in the fourth quarter.
Concordia raised its record to 6-2.