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THS Girls Tumble With Two Losses


February 20, 2020

The young Tecumseh Lady Savages have found tough sledding on the road lately and dropped two games last week to some very stiff competition.

The Lady Savages traveled to Oklahoma City to meet Mt. St. Mary (MSM) on Tuesday of last week and just couldn’t get the offense going as they shot only 22 percent from the field and hit only 1-of-15 from beyond the arc. On the other hand, the Lady Rockets hit 55 percent from long distance on the way to a 45-25 win.

Tecumseh started slow and never found a way to catch up and trailed 8-5 after the first quarter and then was doubled up at halftime 18-9 by MSM. The second half brought a little better offensive production, but no remedies for the Lady Savages as they also found themselves in foul trouble and trailed 39-20 after three quarters. The fourth quarter was low scoring as both teams emptied the benches late as the MSM win was in hand.

The scoring was spread evenly for the Lady Savages with Kenzli Warden, Katelyn LaFrance and Schantel Evens each throwing in six points while Marissa Gouge had five points in the loss. Taylor Mansell and Emily Bingham each added one point.

Tecumseh was outrebounded in the game 39-20 with Warden being the leader on the boards for the Lady Savages with five. Mansell, Gouge and Evans each pulled down three rebounds while LaFrance and Sabryn Grayson each grabbed one.

On Friday, the Lady Savages went to Harrah to face a very good Lady Panther team for their final regular season game. Tecumseh had beaten Harrah in a game earlier this year at home but couldn’t get it done on the road.

The offense improved against Harrah, but not enough to get the win as the Lady Panthers led early and then took control of the game in the second half. Harrah led the game 13-10 after the first quarter and Tecumseh cut the lead to two points at halftime as they trailed 25-23.

The Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Savages by seven in the third quarter to hold a 43-34 lead headed to the fourth. The Lady Savages battled in the fourth quarter, but Harrah extended the lead on the way to a 55-43 win.

Evans had a monster game for the Lady Savages against Harrah as she led all scorers with 22 points, her highest output for Tecumseh. Evans hit 50 percent of her shots from the floor. LaFrance knocked in seven points for the Lady Savages while Warden and Gouge each added five points to the total.

For the first time in years, the Lady Savages (13-10) begin the post season at home as they host Madill (10-12) in District play, which determines placement for next week’s Regional Tournament. The Lady Savages and Lady Wildcats had no common opponents this season.

The Lady Savages will face Madill at home tomorrow (Friday) night for the District Title. Tipoff is slated for 6:30 pm.

Both teams will advance to the first round of Regionals next Thursday at Newcastle. The District Champion will move on to the winner’s bracket while the loser of Districts moves to the loser’s bracket facing elimination.


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