NEW WASHINGTON — Both of the Colonel Crawford Eagles basketball teams were in New Washington on Saturday to meet up with the squads from Buckeye Central. First up on the day was the afternoon game between the Lady Eagles and the Buckettes. Buckeye Central proved to be too much for the Crawford girls, winning by a final score of 53-34.
Colonel Crawford drops to 6-5 on the season and 4-3 in the Northern-10 Athletic Conference while Buckeye Central improves to 9-2 overall and 6-1 in the N-10.
The Buckettes started the afternoon strong, taking a 16-6 lead into the second quarter of play. The Lady Eagles struggled to find their game and put up just 18 points in the first half and went into halftime trailing 29-18. Buckeye Central wasted no time out of the intermission and outscored Crawford 15-9 in the third to go up by a score of 44-27. The Eagles put up just seven points in the final period, leading to their fifth loss of the season.
Alexus Burkhart, fresh off of her last game that put her over 1,000 career points, put up 2o points against Buckeye Central. Taylor Webster and Abbie Bradshaw scored five points apiece for the contest while Keri Teglovic and Ashley Gwirtz contributed two points each to round out the Lady Eagles scoring.
Jenna Karl lead Buckeye Central’s scoring with 17 points and Cortney Pifher tallied 15 points in the victory.
Next up for Colonel Crawford will be the undefeated, conference leading Upper Sandusky Lady Rams. The Lady Eagles will host the tough Upper team on Tuesday Jan. 10.
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