The Sunshine Bible Lady Crusaders opened their brand new gymnasium with a contest against the Lower Brule Lady Sioux.
The Lady Sioux spoiled the Crusaders’ special night, defeating the Crusaders by a final score of 46-42.
The Sioux opened the contest with an 11-9 lead after the first period. The Sioux extended their lead to four in the second quarter at 23-19, going into halftime. The Crusaders battled back in the second half to tie the score at 33-33 going into the fourth quarter. But the Sioux were too much for the Crusaders to handle in the fourth, and they outscored the Crusaders by four—13-9—to earn the 46-42 victory.
The Crusaders were led by 22 points from Tricia Wilken. Sarah Pedersen netted nine points for the Crusaders with Shanna Moreland adding two points with a team leading 15 rebounds. Rebekah Konechne added six points and a team high three assists.
The Lady Sioux were led by 21 points and 18 rebounds from Angelica Edwards. Paige Grooms added eight points and a team high four steals.
SBA 10 19 33 42
LOWER BRULE 12 23 33 46
Tricia Wilken 8 6-8 22, Rebekah Konechne 2 2-2 4, Sarah Pedersen 4 1-3 9, Shanna Moreland 1 0-0 2, Cassie Beckwith 1 1-4 3
Jerric Medicine Crow 2 0-0 5, Kasey McCauley 4 0-2 9, Angelica Edwards 7 7-9 21, Natasha Grassrope 1 0-0 3, Paige Grooms 3 2-4 8