Tough season ending loss at regional

by Alyssa Heller

This past week the Lady Musketeers have had some very tough games. On Jan. 28, the ladies held their senior night against New Athens. 

The Lady Musketeers totalled five points in the first quarter. Claire Grohmann and Sami Lucht each contributed two points. Hannah Sievers was fouled and she went one for two from the free throw line. At the end of the quarter the Lady Musketeers trailed 5-10.

Red Bud came out very strong in the second quarter scoring 12 points on their opponent. Lucht contributed four points consisting of two free throws and one, two-pointer. Hope Guebert sank a three-pointer. Alyssa Heller and Grohmann tallied up two points each. Amber Stengel was fouled and she went one for two from the free throw line. The score was 17-19 going into halftime. The Lady Musketeers were down by two.

The team came out strong in the second half of the game scoring nine points. Stengel made a three-pointer. Grohmann, Heller, and Sievers also contributed two points each in the third quarter. At the end of the quarter the score was 26-29, the Musketeers were down by three.

In the final quarter of the game the Lady Musketeers added another 11 points to their score. Guebert sank another three-pointer. Grohmann, Stengel, Sievers, and Makayla Whelan each tallied up two points for the quarter as well. The ladies played a hard fought game, but it was not quite enough. They fell just short to the Lady Jackets, 37-40.

For more on the Lady Musketeers, please see this week’s print edition.