Fatigued Patriots fall to SWC

The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team wrapped up a stretch of playing four games in six days by taking on Southwest Christian Tuesday in Edgerton.

H-BC remained in contact with the Red Rock Conference-leading E-Gals early, trailing 18-13 with five minutes remaining in the first half.

SWC gained some separation by finishing the first half with a 17-6 run to sport a 35-19 lead at the break.

The E-Gals proceeded to outscore the Patriots 29-10 in the second half to secure a 64-29 win.

“We were playing our fourth game in six days, and the girls were tired,” said H-BC coach Jason Blosmo.

“The second half was a struggle for us. We just ran out of gas.”

Paige Leuthold led the Patriots with nine points in the game.

H-BC, 5-11 overall, hosts Red Rock Central Friday.

Box score

P.Leuthold 4 0 1-3 9, Hl.Van Wyhe 1 0 4-4 6, Westrum 1 0 0-0 2, Wingert 0 1 3-4 6, Ht.Van Wyhe 0 0 2-2 2, M.Leuthold 1 0 2-2 4.

Team statistics

H-BC: eight of 29 field goals (28 percent), 12 of 15 free throws (80 percent), 18 rebounds, 28 turnovers.

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