After a strong showing at the District and Divisional tournaments, the winning streak the home town team had previously enjoyed came to an end as the Lady Terriers ended their season at the Class C State tournament in Belgrade with losses against Saco and Hot Springs.
In the Thursday afternoon game against Saco, Terry’s poor shooting percentage played the biggest factor in their 34-point loss to the highline team.
“We had a very slow start,” girls’ basketball head coach Sharilyn Kortum said. “We could never get on track. It seemed like everything that Saco shot went in and didn’t for us.”
The Terry team was held scoreless in the third quarter. The team from Saco was also able to control the game on the boards, out-rebounding the Lady Terriers. These combined factors led to Saco’s 68 - 34 victory.
Although the Lady Terry had a better showing Friday night, the outcome still favored the opposing team.
Once again Terry’s poor shooting percentage was their nemesis.
“We played good until about the end of the third quarter,” Kortum said. “Then our defense gave up some easy baskets and our rebounding dropped off.”
The final score for the Friday evening game was 62 - 45.
“It was a good experience for the team. Although we didn’t get a win, it was still a positive for the girls,” Kortum said, noting only eight other teams in the state made the trip to Belgrade.
“All the girls played at the state tournament. Every girl got a few minutes on the floor,” Kortum said, pointing out it will hopefully be an experience each player will be able to cherish.
Terry 10 11 0 13 34
Saco 23 18 13 14 68
Scoring for Terry: Carly Stickel 6; Micah Kirkpatrick 6; Robbyn Reukauf 3; Dani Dukart 4; Amy Browning 6; Amanda Haidle 3; Tasha Larsen 6.
Scoring for Saco: Emili Crowder 4; Kara Olson 2; Justinn Marshall 13; Jessica Davis 16; Randi Sunford 3; Allyson Riden 8; Angie Crowder 10; Brianne DePuydt 12.
Terry 10 18 13 4 45
Hot Springs 16 16 18 12 62
Scoring for Terry: Stickel 3; Kirkpatrick 18; Reukauf 3; Dukart 9; Browning 2; Haidle 6; Kalli Householder 2; Larsen 2.
Scoring for Hot Springs: Jordan Fisher 3; MacKenzie Wood 21; Whitney Wood 2; Elsa Schmiedbauer 2; Devon White 1; Matea DePoe 20; Randi Arnold 13.