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Lady Jays Lose Home Opener

Blue Jays Fall To North Andrew


    The West Platte Lady Jays hosted North Andrew Lady Cardinals to start the 2018-2019 girl's basketball season only to lose 41-17.
    Both teams looked tentative at the start of the game as the Lady Jays took a slender 6-5 lead after one quarter of basketball.  North Andrew scored quickly to start the second period and never trailed again.
    Although they had shooting opportunities in the second and third periods, the Lady Jays were unable to make a basket from the floor in either quarter.  In the second quarter the Lady Jays made one for four from the free throw line and trailed North Andrew 23-7 at halftime.  
    The third period was just as frustrating for the Lady Jays as they again made a single free throw in the quarter.
    With 5:19 left in the game, West Platte's Lea Moose made the first basket from the floor since the first quarter.  She later added a three point basket to score five points in the quarter.  The Lady Jays had eight points in the quarter.
    Moose led the Lady Jays with 8 points in the game.  Bette Shafer added 3 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal, Hailey Shepardson had 2 points and 1 rebound, and Gretchen Raney had 2 points and 1 rebound.

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    Blue Jays boys basketball team lost to the North Andrew Cardinals 73-51 Thursday evening in a game decided early in the contest.  
    The taller, stronger North Andrew boys scored the first 16 points in the game on the way to a 28-9 first period lead.  The Cardinals continued the deluge as they went ahead 47-19 at the half.
    Although they didn’t find their offense until later in the game the boys played better defense than the scores indicated, contesting the Cardinals all the time.
    In the second half the Blue jays and the Cardinals each scored 16 points in a game between the first teams and outscored North Andrew 16-10 in the last quarter.  Both teams used mostly reserves late in the game.
    The Blue Jays next play in the KCI Tournament Monday, December 3 against Lathrop.

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