This week found the Lady Cardinals on the road. First they met up with the Bloomfield Bees on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
The Cards started tough putting 15 on the board and holding the Bees to a mere seven. The second quarter found the tables turned when the Cards only added four to their tally and Bees tacked on an extra 13 points. At the half, the Cards trailed by one 19-20.
In the third quarter the Cards struggled, only adding three points while the Bees buzzed by with 17 more points. The fourth quarter was a little closer with the Cards adding 14 points and the Bees adding 15 points, but it was too little, too late. At the buzzer the Cards were down 36-52.
Leading the Cars were Abby Everitt with 10 points, including one three-pointer, shooting 60 percent at the free throw line, with four rebounds and five steals; Jadyn Eby six points, four rebounds and three steals; Faith Williamson five points and three steals; Charley Mlanrik four points and seven rebounds; Ryanne Pistulka four points and one steal; Emma Winkelbauer with two points, eight rebounds and one steal; Araceli Perez two points and three rebounds; Hope Williamson two points, one rebound and two steals; and Sybil Scofield one point, one rebound and two steals.
SMH 15 4 3 14 36
BHS 7 13 17 15 52
Then on Thursday, Jan. 16, the Cards traveled to the den of the Summerland Bobcats. The first quarter found the two teams neck and neck as they each started with a neat seven on the board. The second quarter looked a little more bleak for the Cards as they only managed to add six to their tally while the Bobcats put up an additional 12 points. At the half, the Cards were down 13-19.
The third quarter was back to neck and neck action as the Cardinals put up 10 points and the Bobcats added 11 points to their tally. In the fourth quarter the Cards again struggled, only adding seven to their score while the Bobcats kept the tally going with 11 more points. At the buzzer, the Cards were down 30-41.
Leading players for the Cards were Hope Williamson with nine points, shooting 100 percent from the three-point range, having three rebounds and two steals; Everitt with eight points, including two from the three-point range, nine rebounds and four steals; Winkelbauer six points, nine rebounds and three steals; Faith Williamson four points, four rebounds and two steals; and Eby three points, four rebounds and two steals.
SMH 3 13 11 3 30
SMLD 7 12 11 11 41
On Saturday, Jan. 18 the Cardinals were on the road to face the Chambers/Wheeler Central Renegades. The Renegades were out for blood as they took their place on the floor, putting up 27 points in the first quarter while the Cardinals were held to a mere three points. The second quarter continued the same story as the Renegades added 28 additional points and the Cards only managed 13 more points. At the half the Cardinals trailed 16-55.
The second half the scores stayed a little closer as the Renegades tacked up an additional 12 in the third quarter while the Cards put up 11 more, and the Renegades only had five points to add in the fourth quarter while the Cards had three more points. At the buzzer, the Renegades marked the win 72-30.
SMH 3 13 11 3 30
CWC 27 28 12 5 72