The Centre Lady Cougars had their first loss of the regular season Jan. 14 at Little River.
Led by excellent scoring by Cacey Simons in the second quarter, Centre had a 20-13 lead at halftime. However, Little River came roaring back, outscoring Centre 19-10 in the third quarter, to erase the lead and go ahead by two points. Little River continued to outscore Centre in the fourth quarter, handing the Lady Cougars a 6-point loss.
Simons had 19 points. Other scorers were Makenzie Deines, 8; Shelby Makovec, 6; Bryanna Svoboda, 4; and Amy Makovec, 2.
The junior varsity lost, 34-31. Shelby Pankratz led scoring with 12 points; Callie Riffel, 7; and Katie Marler and Kailyn Riffel, 4 each.
The girls defeated the Flint Hills Job Corps Lady Eagles 77-16 in the first round of the Cougar Classic Tuesday. They will play the winner between Elyria Christian and Solomon on Friday.
Callie Riffel led the Lady Cougars scoring with 18 points; Cacey Simons, 10; Amy Makovec, 12; Shelby Makovec, 8; Ally Basore, 4; Shelby Pankratz, 13.