By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Coach Todd Whittemores young colts were no match for the Sullivan East thoroughbreds on Thursday night inside of Ray Shoun Gymnasium. The Longhorns hung around for a quarter only to watch the Lady Pats race to a 70-32 victory.
It looked like the Horns might keep things interesting in the early going after Kourtney Tolley bagged five points including a trey. But East countered with a quartet of trifectas getting two from Kara Stafford and one apiece by Megan Addison and Alyssa Haire.
The Longhorns trailed 16-7 after one and it only got worse from there.
They only scored nine points in the second quarter and seven of those came from the foul line. The Pats on the other hand kept filling it up.
Stafford rang up 11 of her teams 20 points in the quarter that allowed East to stretch their halftime advantage to 36-16.
Its frustrating to watch teams pull away, said Tolley. Weve got some talent but were young. I think we need to play more as a team and not rely on one or two players. Weve got to play better than we did tonight.
The Lady Longhorns went ice cold in the third quarter hitting only 2-of-13 shots from the field. East would outscore them 18-4 that elevated the score at 54-20.
To Whittemores credit he played a lot of minutes with three freshmen on the floor and the trio all got in on the scoring act.
Courtney Brooks scored five points, Haley Brown had three and Brittany Brooks tallied one. Each of them provided some good minutes.
Were a very young basketball team, said Whittemore. East is very good with a lot of experience. Theyre already playing in late season form.
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