The Lady Cyclones got down early, and couldn’t hang with their opponent late.
Spring Hill topped the Ottawa High School girls basketball team 54-30 Tuesday at OHS, 1120 S. Ash St., Ottawa.
Without three players due to injury (Payton Bruce, junior; Riley Titus, freshman, and Lauren Curtis, freshman), Ottawa’s depleted group couldn’t climb back into the game once the Lady Broncos started hitting shots late.
Ottawa got within 37-24 midway through the fourth quarter, but Spring Hill ended the game on a 17-6 run, aided by three pointers from Lauren Delker, junior, and Hailey Lovetinsky, senior.
“It is tough for the girls out there,” Jamie Porter, OHS head girls basketball coach, said. “All I could tell them was to dig deep and give it their all in the fourth quarter. You could tell that they were really tired, and couldn’t stop the ball. They hurt us with those threes and dribble-ins with easy shots under the basket.”
Delker led all scorers with 15 points. Kamryn Shaffer, senior, finished with 10 points for the Lady Cyclones.
Ottawa has Friday off, and will play 6 p.m. Tuesday at De Soto.
“We’ve played everybody once now,” Porter said was the message to her team. “This is the start of our new season, so lets get out there and see what we can do.”
Spring Hill (54) — Delker 15, Goff 13, Williams 8, Lovetinsky 7, Frank 7, Todd 2, Cooper 2.
Ottawa (30) — Shaffer 10, Jung 9, Wray 6, Lane 2, Spigle 2, Aho 1.