Sweet Springs teams split games at Slater

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Both of the games played at Slater last week Tuesday finished with the wins being recorded by at least 20 points.

The Sweet Springs Lady Greyhounds grabbed the lead early on and never let go, en route to a 48-25 non-conference win.

In the nightcap, the Slater Wildcats, who were 0-19 heading into the game, gained a split, whipping the Greyhounds, 77-52.

Lady Greyhounds 48, at Slater 25
It was a bit of a slow start on the offensive end of the court. But the Lady Greyhounds brought their "A" game on the defensive end, holding Slater to two points in the first quarter and seven points in the first half.

The Lady Greyhounds got four points from Olivia Loges and led 9-2 after the first quarter.

The lead grew to 16-7 by halftime, but the Lady Greyhounds really dominated the third quarter.

In the third stanza, the Lady Greyhounds doubled their point total, Kortnee Vaught draining two three-pointers and scoring eight of her 15 points.

Leading by a 32-15 score after three quarters, the Lady Greyhounds cruised down the stretch.

Nicole Bright, who was held to four points through three quarters, scored 10 points in the final eight minutes to finish with 14. Ashleigh Bright also was in double-figure scoring with 10 points.

Breanna Wright had three three-point field goals and nine points for the Lady Wildcats.

at Slater 77, Sweet Springs 52
The Wildcats blew open a close game after the first quarter.

The Wildcats led only 10-7 after one quarter, but they connected twice from three-point range and raced away to a 39-20 lead at the break.

Winning the third quarter 17-16, the lead grew to 56-36 going to the fourth quarter.

Despite the lopsided loss, the Greyhounds had a huge game from Andrew Krause who drained two threes and eight of 10 free-throw tries, en route to a 32-point effort. Zack Giffen added eight points.

Slater's Keshawn White led the Wildcats with 24 points, Cole Skinner added 14 points and Tristan Griffith 12.

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