Five days after Lincolnwood defeated Pawnee for the Lady Lancers’ first win of the season, the Indians had a shot for revenge on their home floor. Pawnee would make the most of their second chance, picking up a 44-23 win over Lincolnwood on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Missing Maggie McClelland and Brittany Slightom, the shorthanded Lancers kept pace with Pawnee early on thanks to four first quarter points from Cassie Krager. Pawnee would begin to stretch out their lead in the second quarter as they went from a 10-9 first quarter margin to a 25-17 halftime lead.
Lincolnwood looked for a strong third quarter, similar to the one they had in their win over the Indians, but Pawnee shut the Lancers down, holding them to one free throw as the deficit grew to 34-18 for Coach Justin Millburg’s crew.
Lincolnwood got a three from Taryn Millburg in the fourth quarter, but weren’t able to cut into the Pawnee lead as they fell 44-23 to the Indians.
Cassie Krager and Avery Pope led Lincolnwood with eight and six, while Millburg added her three. Haelee Dam, Sophie Rainwater and Katelyn Payne all chipped in two points apiece.
Two days later, Lincolnwood was back on their home floor to take on North Mac. The visiting Panthers jumped on the Lady Lancers early and continued to flex their muscle to come away with a 69-25 win.
North Mac led 19-9 after one quarter and 30-15 at halftime. The visiting Panthers would score 39 points in the second half and held Lincolnwood to ten as they came away with a 44-point win.
Cassie Krager led Lincolnwood with nine points, while Avery Pope added in eight. Katelyn Payne, Taryn Millburg, Jasmine Vickery and Shelby Hattenbach also had two points apiece in the loss.
Lincolnwood will look to get back on track on Monday, Feb. 22, as they host Brussels at the Woodshed in Raymond.
February 18 at Pawnee
Lincolnwood 9 8 1 5 23
Pawnee 10 15 9 10 44
Lincolnwood (23) - Cassie Krager 8, Avery Pope 6, Taryn Millburg 3, Haelee Damm 2, Sophie Rainwater 2, Katelyn Payne 2. Totals: 8 6-12 23.
Pawnee (44) - Sarah Olson 17, Morgan Langheim 9, Maya Rodriguez 8, Riley Schutt 8, Abbey Specht 1. Totals: 17 10-26 44.
Three-point field goals: Lincolnwood 1 (Millburg 1); Pawnee 0.
February 20 at Raymond
North Mac 19 11 20 19 69
Lincolnwood 9 6 6 4 25
North Mac (69) - Melanie Gist 14, Abby Hendricks 11, Taylor Hipsher 10, Gracie Meador 8, Mallory Buhl 7, Gatlyn Etter 5, Olivia Thoroman 4, MaKenna Buchanon 4, Caelyn Raynor 4, Karliegh Prose 2. Totals: 32 2-6 69.
Lincolnwood (25) - Cassie Krager 9, Avery Pope 8, Katelyn Payne 2, Taryn Millburg 2, Jasmine Vickery 2, Shelby Hattenbach 2. Totals: 11 3-5 25.
Three-point field goals: North Mac 5 (Buhl 2, Gist 2, Etter 1); Lincolnwood 0.
Record: Lincolnwood (1-4).