SHELBY — The season has ended for the Crestline’s girls basketball team.
In the sectional tournament, the Lady ‘Dogs were slotted as the No. 13 seed and faced off against the No. 3 seed New London Lady Wildcats. New London had no issues moving on to the sectional finals, defeating Crestline 61-26 Wednesday.
The Bulldogs finished the season at 1-12.
New London jumped out to a large lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Starting the second quarter, Crestline found themselves in a 17-4 deficit and could not bounce back. At the end of the first half, the score was 31-11. In the third quarter, the Lady Wildcats extended their lead and headed to the final quarter up by a score of 43-15.
The Wildcats will now face St. Peter’s for a sectional championship.
St.Peter’s defeated South Central in the semi-finals by a score of 58-41. St. Pete’s is coached by Galion High School graduate Shani Roston-Rush.
Just three players scored for head coach Aaron Bluey’s Crestline squad. Lauryn Tadda, fresh off of her Division IV Honorable Mention nod, led the way for the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points and four rebounds. Dennesa Baker and Brianna Briggs split the other 12 points, scoring six points apiece.
As a team, Crestline grabbed 21 rebounds on the night but only dished out two assists. The Bulldogs committed 30 turnovers against the Wildcats.
New London had three players in double figures for the contest. Eden Copely finished the game with 20 points, Morgan Luedy had 13 and Gabby Ledbetter contributed 11 points in the victory.
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