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Lady Cougars victorious

Staff writer

After defeating the top-seeded Wakefield Lady Bombers a week earlier in the invitational tournament at Centre, the Lady Cougars basketball team defeated them again Friday, 29-24.

Field goals by Shelby Makovec and Beka Basore and two 3-point shots by Cacey Simons gave Centre a 10-4 lead at the end of the first quarter.

However, the team missed a lot of shots in the second quarter, allowing Wakefield to come back and tie the game at 11.

By the end of the third quarter, Wakefield led, 22-17.

The slow pace continued in the fourth quarter, and the Lady Cougars gradually crept up on the Lady Bombers. Field goals by Amy Makovec and Simons brought Centre within 2 points, 21-23. A 3-pointer by Shelby Makovec gave Centre a 24-23 lead, but a free throw by Wakefield tied the game at 24.

As the game wound down, Simons hit another 3-pointer and Makenzie Deines made a layup, resulting in a 5-point victory for the Lady Cougars.

Simons was the leading scorer, with 14 points, including 4 three-pointers. Other scorers were Shelby Makovec, 6 points; Basore, 4; and Amy Makovec and Deines, 2 each.

The junior varsity defeated Wakefield, 34-30. Top scorers were Jasmin Abdel Ghany, 13, and Brenna Shields, 12. Deines had 7 points, and Kailyn Riffel had 2.

Flint Hills Christian

After a 15-11 first quarter Jan. 24 at Flint Hills Christian School in Manhattan, the Lady Cougars surged ahead in the next three quarters to win, 52-25.

The team led by just 7 points, 22-15, at halftime, but a 15-3 third quarter and a 15-7 fourth quarter resulted in a 27-point victory.

Simons led scoring with 13 points, including two 3-point shots. Amy Makovec also scored in double digits, with 11 points. Other scorers were Deines and Shelby Makovec, 8 each; Basore, 6; Ghany 4; and Theo Kassebaum, 2.

Last modified Feb. 2, 2012

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