Archive for Thursday, February 3, 2005

Lady ‘Cats lose at Lansing

February 3, 2005

Mardy Robinson had said earlier this season that their first loss to Lansing had left a bad taste in her team's mouth.

Last Friday her Lady Bobcats had the chance to rinse that away, but instead took a bite into a rotten apple, as their road woes continued in another sour tasting loss, 53-43.

The 10-point loss to Lansing didn't represent how close the game really was.

"Nobody comes to the game and it really affects us," senior Sammy Paterson said. "It would be nice to get more people to our road games."

The tempo of the first half was extremely fast. Both teams looked to push the ball up the floor in hopes of easy baskets. This was something that catered to the Lady Bobcats strong points and the speed they possessed. Paterson kept her team in the game by scoring six of her season-high 16 in the first quarter.

"I'm upset that we lost but we played as a team," Paterson said. "And that hasn't happened in a while."

The Lady Bobcats couldn't seem to find their outside shooting touch in the first quarter, and went 0-4 from behind the three point line. But freshman Michelle Chrisman opened up the scoring with a three pointer to spark her team on a 10-0 run.

"Up until the fourth quarter we were intense and ready to play. But we got ahead and we relaxed letting them back in the game," Paterson said.

The Lady Bobcats held onto a small lead mostly because freshman Cassie Lombardino scored six of her 12 points in the third quarter.

The Lady Bobcats took another lead into the fourth quarter only to see it stripped away because of turnovers. Lansing took the lead with 5:17 left in the game, and never relinquished it, outscoring the Lady Bobcats 22-10 in the fourth quarter.

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