On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles hosted their first home game of the season to the Lady Cats of Sunray.
Sanford-Fritch started out holding their ground and sitting with a 6-0 run early. Sunray quickly took a timeout to settle their team. Sanford-Fritch continued to control the game the entire quarter.
The second quarter the Lady Cats tried to get composure and began scoring and taking advantage of Sanford-Fritchâ€™s early foul trouble. Big rebounds and many second chance shots helped Sunray close the gap and halftime score SF 32 Sunray 28.
Sunrayâ€™s team came back out on court after half with great determination. A big 3 point by Senior Kelsey Taylor gave Sunray their first lead.
It was a back and forth battle and at 4:47 left in 3rd quarter, sophomore Christa White hit two free throws to give Sanford-Fritch the lead back. More missed opportunities and more fouls kept the score even. Quarter finally ended tied up at 41.
Endurance and fatigue started to set in for Sanford-Fritch early in fourth quarter. Two starters for Sanford-Fritch fouled out -Mikala Setliff and Mariah Cumings.
Sunray had exceptional free throw shooting to keep the score relatively equal.
Christa White hit a big 3 point shot and a Kelsey Ham steal let Sanford-Fritch sneak back in the lead, for the last time, at 50-47.
The Lady Eagles kept fouling and Giving up rebounds would put them in a situation of a must score three pointer to tie the game.
A timeout with :19 left SF had the ball, and a beautiful two point banker from Judd wouldnâ€™t be enough to tie the game and Sunray would hold out the final seconds to win in a heartbreaker over the Lady Eagles 57-56.
Lady Eagles stats: Christa White 16 pts; 5 rbds; 2 ass; 2 stl
Jacy Judd 15 pts; 3 rebds
Mikala Setliff 8 pts; 2 rebds; 1 steal
Kelsey Ham 6 pts; 5 rbds
Summer Tubbs 5 pts; 3 rebds; 1 blk
Mariah Cumings 4 pts; 1 stl; 1 ass
Blakely Meek 2 pts
Mandi West 2 rebds
SF JV beat Sunray 50-26
Meagan Carrasco 21 pts
Courtney Ingersoll 7 pts
Bailey Hardy 7 pts
Taylor Prall 6 pts
JLee Judd 5 pts