Your Lady Lions are conference CHAMPIONS! They knocked off Shekinah last night at home in a hard earned victory on senior night. It was a thrilling game as Shekinah came in with only 1 loss in the conference and we entered the contest with 1 loss as well. However, with our loss coming against Shekinah, that meant the winner would be the conference champion. It was also a special evening as we celebrated 7 lady lions being seniors and it was those seniors that led us to a big win. However, due to all the hoopla we started the game a little tense and Shekinah jumped out to an early lead before we settled down and ended the first quarter down 14-13. In the second we got out to a five point lead and had multiple opportunities to stretch the lead out but could not capitalize so we went into the locker up by 4. To start the third our ladies really started to attack and stretched our lead to 14 by the end of the quarter. Andi dominated that period with 14 points. But, to Shekinah’s credit they kept battling and closed the gap with some aggressive driving and scored 10 points from the free throw line in the last frame. Never the less, our ladies prevailed with crucial baskets and walked away with a win! Of our 63 points last night 62 came from senior players. Katie Keiser had 6 points and hit to momentum shifting 3 point baskets and played stellar defense all evening. Abi English played consistently all evening and made some clutch buckets in the fourth to hold Shekinah at bay, she had 9 points and 12 rebounds. Her effort on the boards was incredible as she had all 12 rebounds on the defensive glass and prevented Shekinah from getting second opportunities. She also chipped in 2 blocks. Her sister Andi was a force inside all evening and punished Shekinah with her work on the low block. She had 31 points and 13 rebounds for a monster double double, they didn’t have an answer for her when she was able to catch the ball. Payton Hartshorn rounded out our senior brigade with an incredible triple double of 16 points 12 assists 12 rebounds and 4 steals. Payton was a work horse tonight as she just kept attacking and creating opportunities for her teammates. She did a superb job and I was very proud of our team’s effort and composure all evening.