Louisville Can’t Crack Carrollton 48-37 – Girls Basketball
Carrollton 48, Louisville 37
The Louisville Leopards Girls Varsity Basketball Team fell to the visiting Carrollton Warriors 48-37 Monday Night at Louisville High School. With the loss, Louisville falls to 4-11 on the year with a 4-6 record in NBC play.
Ellie Jackson scored 11 of her team-high 13 points in the second quarter to lead the Leopards. Both Cassidy Kiko and Hanna Lautzenheiser each added 6 to round out the top Louisville scorers.
The Lady Warriors came out strong as they tripled the Leopards in points during the first quarter 18-6. Louisville answered back with an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to 20-14 with 4:50 remaining before halftime. Jackson spearheaded the Leopards effort by hitting her first of two three-pointers in the quarter from the left corner and forcing a steal and score seconds later.
Carrollton came back with a 13-0 of their own. They scored 7 points in a span of 40 seconds before calling a timeout. The Warriors Mikayla Poole hit a three-pointer just before the team’s huddled and was honored for scoring her 1,000th career point. Carrollton continued to stay hot out of the stoppage as Cailee Husted banged home a three-pointer and Jaci Pridemore scored on a putback while being fouled to bulge the CHS lead to 33-20.
Louisville’s 3:35 drought from the field finally ended when Morgan Cole scored via a pass from Sydney Bast with 1:15 to go before halftime. But the damage had been done and the Warriors would take a 35-21 lead into the break.
Although there seemed to be no stop in action, points were hard to come by in the second half. Carrollton edged Louisville 7-5 in the third quarter before the Leopards won the fourth quarter 11-6.
The Warriors out-shot Louisville 41% (15 of 36) to 28% (13 of 46) from the field. They also out-rebounded the Leopards 33-24 on the glass and doubled up LHS 6-3 in three-pointers, which proved to be the difference in the contest. Pridemore pulled down a game-high 9 boards and Maysie Rogers also had 8 rebounds to lead Carrollton.
Louisville’s defense produced 16 steals on the night led by a team-high 3 from Lautzenheiser. Jackson, Kiko, and Kayla Gibson also tallied 2 each. Lautzenheiser recorded a team-high 5 rebounds and Erin Hahn registered a game-high 3 blocks as well.
The Lady Warriors (12-4, 7-2) were led by Poole who scored a game-high 16 points to go along with 5 rebounds. Husted also hit double digits with 10 points and dished out a game-high 6 assists. Rogers also added 8 points to round out the top scorers for Carrollton.
With the victory, the Warriors sweep the season series with the Leopards. Louisville still leads the all-time series 37-24, which includes a 21-10 mark in games played at LHS.
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WARRIORS 48, LEOPARDS 37
Records: Carrollton 12-4, 7-2; Louisville 4-11, 4-6
JV: Louisville 48, Carrollton 46
LEOPARDS 48, WARRIORS 46
WARRIORS: Laizure 4 1-2 12, Rogers 2 7-12 11, Moore 4 1-2 9, Glass 2 4-5 8, Pridemore 2 1-3 5, Rutledge 0 0-5 0. TOTAL 14 14-33 46.
3-Pointers (3): Laizure 3
Team FT: 14-33 42%
LEOPARDS: Cole 5 6-10 17, Mullett 5 2-5 13, Joseph 4 0-3 9, Mueller 3 0-1 7, Siegfried 0 2-4 2. TOTAL 17 10-23 48.
3-Pointers (3): Cole, Joseph, Mueller
Team FT: 10-23 43%
Fouls: 21-20 Carrollton
Records: Louisville 12-2, 6-1