CAREY — Colonel Crawford’s girls basketball team opened Northern-10 Athletic Conference play on the road against the Carey Blue Devils on Tuesday evening. Despite a 21-14 halftime lead, the Eagles fell to the Blue Devils, 45-38. With the loss, Crawford drops to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in league play. Carey improves to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in league play.
Both teams finished the first quarter with 10 points but the Eagles outscored the Blue Devils in the second by a score of 11-4 to gain the halftime lead. However, Carey came out in the third ready to turnaround the game and scored 11 in the period while Colonel Crawford managed just two points. The fourth quarter started with a 25-23 Blue Devils lead and the Eagles were unable to play catch up.
Alexus Burkhart and Ashley Gwirtz were the two top performers for head coach Kyle Fenner on Tuesday. Burkhart went off for 23 points, 12 of those points coming from three point range. Gwirtz was held to just eight points for the game. As a team, Colonel Crawford made just seven two point field goals and nailed six threes while going 6/9 from the free throw line.
Carey was lead by Sydney Kin with 18 points all inside the three point line, including a perfect 4/4 from the charity stripe. Destiny Defeo chipped in nine points in the win with two three pointers and 3/6 from the line. The Blue Devils hit 13 two pointers, just two threes and were 13/20 from the free throw line.
Crawford will continue their season and league play on Friday Dec.9 when they travel to Sycamore to meet up with the Mohawk Warriors. Mohawk is winless on the young season at 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the N-10.
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