TOPEKA — For the second straight game, the Lady Cyclones eclipsed the 45-point mark. It wasn’t enough, however, as they dropped their Tuesday game at Highland Park, 67-46.
The Ottawa High School girls basketball team (1-12) struggled against a bigger Highland Park team, falling in its 11th straight game.
“We just couldn’t compete with Highland Park’s execution down under the basket,” Jamie Porter, OHS head girls basketball coach, said. “Rebounds were tough to get, our post players were just getting overpowered by their post players. It is tough when we don’t have the same size girls to go up against them.”
Ottawa played without its post player Payton Bruce, junior forward, who is sidelined due to injury.
Highland Park had a 31-22 lead at halftime that was extended in the third quarter thanks to a 21-15 run.
Kamryn Shaffer, senior forward, led the Lady Cyclones from down low, scoring 12 points and snagging seven rebounds.
Ottawa returns to action 6 p.m. Friday at Washington High School, 7340 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas.
Ottawa (46) — Shaffer 12, Spigle 8, Wray 7, Jung 7, Evans 6, Aho 4, Lane 2.