Girls lose opening game at Gardner
A cold-shooting third quarter doomed the Tonganoxie girls basketball team Monday night at the Gardner tournament.
The Chieftains trailed Baldwin by seven points at halftime, 32-25. But Baldwin scored 12 in the third period, and Tonganoxie didn't score at all.
Baldwin won the game 60-36.
John Lee, Tonganoxie girls basketball coach, said the team had chances to score.
"It's not that we were getting bad shots," he said. "It's just that we were cold."
Andrea Korb led the Tonganoxie offense with 14 points. Deaven Workman scored six including the team's only three point shot.
Jill Stauch added five, Sara Poje had four, Alicia Stauch scored three, Kristin Korb had two and Sarah Overbaugh had two points.
The team struggled on defense at times. Nine Baldwin players scored.
Tonganoxie played Basehor-Linwood yesterday (they lost to Spring Hill, 47-16 Monday) and will finish the tournament with a game Friday night.
Lee said the Bobcats were beatable but that the team would have to play better.
"We've got to play well to beat them," Lee said.
The December schedule will be tough for the Chieftains who don't play a home game until Jan. 4 and that's against Santa Fe Trail.
Poje, Jill Stauch, Keri Walker, Workman and Andrea Korb started for the Chieftains.
Tonganoxie committed 21 fouls. Baldwin committed 22 fouls. The Chieftains made nine-of-18 free throws in the game. Baldwin made 14-of-20 free throws.
Baldwin hit two three point shots.
Marcy Dodge fouled out of the game.