By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun
The Logan Longhorns, both girls and boys varsity teams, lost to the to the Des Moines Demons Tuesday night.
Both teams had foul trouble throughout the first half, even though the scores stayed close.
The Lady Longhorns lost to the Lady Demons 54-58. The
Lady Demons took advantage of the Lady Horns foul trouble and tied the game with free throws 26-26. With 2.7 seconds left in the first half, Longhorns
Tiffany Rachor inbounded the ball to senior Brittany Cox who dribbled hard down the lane and put the ball up hitting a last second 3-pointer bringing the fans to their feet. She turned and started back to the locker room for the half and was met at mid-court by her team mates with hugs and screams almost unaware of what had happened.
“I was not even looking at the goal. As I was running down court, I heard everyone yelling at me to shoot the ball,” said Cox. “I looked over at Laken (Humble) and just threw it up and turned around and didn’t realize that it even went in.”
The Lady Horns found themselves trailing and in the last period closed the gap and kept the score close but fell short by four points.
Coach Russell Feerer said, “We were tied with them in field goals and 3-pointers but the missed free throws are what hurt us. We only hit 13 out of 30. I am pleased with how the girls played tonight. ”
The Logan Longhorn varsity boys lost to the Des Moines Demons 59-69.
The Longhorns kept the score with the Demons close throughout the entire first half with a half time score of 29-32. The Horns had a slow start in the third period as the momentum swung in the Demons favor. The Horns only scored 8 points in the third period to the Demons 23.
Sandoval said, “After the game, the coach told us, ‘It’s good to play tough teams at the beginning because we’re going to play teams that are just as hard at the end of the season.’”
San Jon boys
The San Jon Coyotes added a win, 2-1, Monday night with a 61-47 victory over the Melrose Buffalos.
In the second half , the Coyotes racked up 32 points to the Buffalos 12.
The Coyotes also played tight defense in the closing minutes of the game only letting Melrose score four points in the fourth period and went on to win 61-47.
Coach Jeremy Stoner said, “In the second half, Melrose had a shooter that was an obvious outside threat after he hit two 3-pointers. We moved our best defender, Richard Vasquez on him to contain him and close him out and it worked. I feel that tonight we finally found what we have been looking for. And that is pushing the ball on offense and stepping up our defense.”
San Jon girls
The Lady Coyotes fell to 1-2 after a 27-46 loss.
Missed shots and turnovers were a big factors in the Lady Coyotes’ loss to Melrose.
In the first half of the game, 12 of the 16 Lady Coyotes points were from free throws, while only 6 of the Lady Buffalos 25 points were from free throws. The Coyotes only earned four points from field goals.
Coach Lacey Bidegain said, “The missed field goals and turnovers really hurt us in this game. Even though we lost, I tell the girls we need to stay positive and work hard. As long as they keep working hard they will get better and by the time district play comes around they should be fine-tuned. I am really proud of how they play even if they are behind in a game. They don’t give up.”