By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
BLOOMINGDALE The frustrations continued at Sullivan North on Thursday night for the Lady Longhorns. They dropped a 52-43 contest to the Golden Raiders after taking an early 10-2 lead.
We went up 10-2 and then we let them go on a 16-2 run, said head coach Thomas Wampler. We had it and then we disengaged and let it go. Its very frustrating because we cant get past playing in spurts. In reality thats a characteristic of a young team – which we are. We only have a few players with varsity experience and were underclassmen heavy on our roster.
The same could be said for North who started three sophomores and a junior.
Kaitlyn Vaughn tossed in 20 points to help North even their season record at 12-12 overall. Erin Schwartz followed with 12.
The Longhorns took an early 10-2 lead but North stormed back to close the half on a 20-5 run including 16 straight at one stage.
North built their lead to 37-25 in the third quarter but Johnson County battled back to make it a game in the fourth.
A couple of deuces from Courtney Brooks and three point plays by Michala Cretsinger and Kelsie Terrill got them within four at 39-35 with 3:06 remaining in the game.
Cretsinger edged them within a basket at 41-38 by converting a three-point play at the 2:37 mark but they went ice cold after that.
North orchestrated an 11-3 run over the final two minutes to lock down the victory.
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