Lady Chiefs dominate, take home Laf Co Tournament championship

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Santa Fe High School Lady Chiefs pose after winning the Lafayette County Tournament.
Contributed photo

Final Round
Championship
Santa Fe 48
Lafayette County 31
In the girls side of the Lafayette County Tournament, the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs took on the other one-seed, the Lafayette County Lady Huskers, in the tournamentís championship match.
Despite the top-rankings, only of these teams played up to the ranking, and as such, the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs took home the Lafayette County Tournament championship, winning 48-31.
From the get-go, the Lady Chiefsí defense appeared to be too much for the Lady Huskers, as Laf Co was held to just 12 first half points (seven in the first quarter).
This trend played itself throughout the game, as the Lady Huskers put up double-digit scoring in just the fourth quarter ó 13, although they came well after the game was out of reach.
On the flip-side of that, the Lady Chiefs were held to just seven points in the second quarter, but picked up 14, 11 and 16 points in the first, third and fourth quarters.
There was no answer for senior star Sadie Limback, who finished with a game-high 25 points on 11 two-point field goals and a trio of free throws.
No other Lady Chief needed to put up double-digit points, with junior Josey Burton coming in closest with eight.
With each team hitting just one three-pointer, this game was going to be won by the more physically dominant team, and thatís exactly what happened here, as the Lady Chiefs outperformed Laf Co each and every quarter to earn the victory.
The win gives Santa Fe not only a new trophy for the case, but also an improved record, as the victory brings them to 10-2 on the season (0-1 in the I-70 Conference).
One of the premier girls basketball teams in the area, they will hope to use their momentum and talent to stay red-hot throughout the school yearís second semester.
For Lafayette County, the loss drops them to 8-5 on the year. It is the second tournament runner-up designation they have earned in as many tries.

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