Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2001

Girls suffer dual losses, fall to 6-11

February 15, 2001

The Eudora girls basketball team fell to 6-11 on the season after two tough losses Monday and Tuesday night.

Eudora was beaten soundly by Silver Lake Monday night, 71-31. The Lady Cardinals narrowed the gap Tuesday night, but still lost to Paola, 60-38.

"After getting beat badly (Monday) night, we really came back and fought hard," Eudora Coach Gretchen Freeland said. "Paola was overall good on defense. The team again had the height. They really pressured us and ran three different defenses. I think we did a better job of adapting to the different defenses than we have in the past."

Freshman Lauren Kracl led the Lady Cardinals with 20 points and 16 rebounds.

"I was really impressed with her playing," Freeland said. "She did a wonderful job."

That was a definite feat for Kracl, who battled two players more than 6- feet tall.

Senior Jessica Bryant added 10 points for Eudora and sophomore Mallorie Cleveland had 7.

"Offensively, we did a good job of getting the scorers the ball," Freeland said. "But, we need other people to get more involved with scoring and take some of the pressure off sometimes."

Even though the girls lost to Paola, Freeland was happy that her team kept fighting and never gave up, regardless of what the scoreboard read.

Monday night, the girls were outscored 42-10 in the first half against Silver Lake.

"They're just an awesome team," Freeland said. "They're tall and very athletic."

Eudora scored just two points in the first quarter to Silver Lake's 19.

Kracl led Eudora with 12 points. Bryant scored 8 points.

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