Lady Chiefs fall in close game at Richmond

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Trying to stay unbeaten on the young season, the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs came up three points short in a non-conference battle at Richmond on Friday.

Despite getting 12 of her 20 points from Kylie Kuecker in the fourth quarter, the Lady Chiefs, who trailed 36-31 going to the final stanza, couldn't quite make up the difference.

Kuecker was held scoreless in the first half, but others picked up the slack, with Cara Hinz tossing in a three-pointer and scoring five points.

The Lady Chiefs were behind 23-18 at the half.

Santa Fe heated up to score 13 third-quarter points, including eight from Kylie Limback and four from Sadie Limback.

The loss came three nights after the Lady Chiefs hammered Tina-Avalon 71-28.

The Lady Chiefs dominated from the start, leading 29-10 after one quarter and led 45-15 by the half and 67-23 going to the quick-clock fourth quarter.

Four Lady Chiefs put up double-figure scoring with 20 points from Sadie Limback and 10 each from Kylee Kuecker, Hinz and Kylie Limback.

Richmond 62, Santa Fe 56
The Chiefs had three players score in double figures, led by Ben Hinz with 16 points, including points in every quarter and five in the third.

Dobber Burton was held scoreless in the first quarter but finished with 13, including one three-pointer in the third quarter and six points in the fourth quarter.

Andrew Edwards added 10 points.

The Chiefs trailed 15-13 after one quarter, 26-23 at the half and 42-37 heading to the fourth quarter.

Santa Fe hurt itself from the free-throw line, hitting only 13 of 29 tries.

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