The eight-grade Eudora varsity girls lost a close game Thursday as they went into halftime trailing by six points. During halftime the team made a goal to hold Linwood in the third quarter and that is exactly what they did.
Linwood only scored five points in the third quarter. The Cards made another run in the fourth quarter to try and pull it off, but unfortunately fell short in the end. Linwood disappointed the Cards, beating them 27-19.
Ashlyn Jackson scored six points while Chloe Pittman had five. Sarah Prudden added four while Victoria Lehmann had two.
The team also took the stage this weekend in the Baldwin tournament. The Cards seemed to have brand new attitudes and fire in their step. The first game was against Wellsville, which had taken two victories away from the Cardinals earlier in the year. Saturday, it came down to the last 5 seconds in the game. The Cards were down by three points and the go-to girl was Chloe Pittman. She got the ball just inside the 3-point line, shot and made it, but it was only a 2-pointer. The Cards lost a heartbreaker to Wellsville, 27-26.
Both Pittman and Jennifer Bowser finished with seven points. Katelyn Abel had five, Jackson had four, Lehmann scored two and Prudden had one.
The Cards' second game of the day was for third place was against Anderson County. The Cards started the game out a little slow in the first half. However, in the second half they got after it beating the Bulldogs, 31-9.
Pittman had a huge game, scoring 18 points. Bowser had five while Cassie Roberts, Abel, Lehmann and Prudden all had two.
The team also played Monday, traveling to Prairie View. Eudora couldn't bring back a win, however, falling 22-18 to the Bulldogs. Lehmann had nine points; Abel, four; Pittman, three; and Bowser scored two.
The team's final game will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Eudora Middle School.
The eighth-grade junior varsity girls Cardinals squad took its 9-2 record to Basehor-Linwood Thursday and returned home with a ninth consecutive victory. It wasn't the prettiest of games by the Cards this season, but they managed to walk away with a 15-13 win. Madeline Dickerson and Beverly Virtue led the team with four points each. Jocelyn Medrano had three and Katelyn Abel and Sarah Prudden each scored two.
The team traveled Saturday to a tournament at Central Heights for a pair of games.
Playing an aggressive man-to-man defense with just one reserve the entire day, coach Jason Gray said he was proud of the team. The squad beat Central Heights 13-8 for its 11th win of the season, picking up seven points from Virtue, four from Dickerson and two from Julianna Fries.
In the second game, the Cards faced Emporia, a very unfamiliar opponent. Both teams scrapped back and forth as the game would go into a first, and then a second overtime. With the score tied at 15 at the end of the second extra period tournament officials called the game a 15-15 rather than start a third overtime period. Although the girls did not lose, they came home a little disappointed feeling as though things weren't quite settled, Gray said. Virtue scored nine, while Fries put in four, and Jocelyn Medrano had two.
The disappointment lingered into a Monday match up against Prairie View.
Prairie View played extremely good defense and offensively, it seemed like it couldn't miss. For Eudora, it seemed like nothing would go in. The Cardinals found themselves trailing early on and although the girls put forth a valiant effort in the second half, they just couldn't quite overcome the gap, eventually falling by a score of 32-8. Chloe Pittman scored five, Medrano scored one, and Jamie Orth scored two. The loss drops Eudora's record to 11-3-1.
The Cards will play their final home game of the season Thursday as they welcome in Pioneer Ridge.