Lady Warriors lose to up-and-coming Crazy Horse team

By Taylor Risse

Bennett County hosted Crazy Horse January 14 in high school girls basketball action, falling 52-39.

Crazy Horse jumped out to a quick lead, with a run of 10 points before Angie Winters put up a shot with nine seconds left in the first quarter, ending the score 10-2.

Crazy Horse held a 13-2 lead until Erica Bakley hit back-to-back field goals moving the Lady Warriors 13-6. A free throw from Erica Bakley and Keisha Rayhill made it a 26-10 game at the half.

Scoring went back and forth between the Warriors and Chiefs in the third quarter. Lainee Link, Erica Bakley, Carissa Louden and Nicole Porch all scored for the Lady Warriors to make the score 44-23.

After quarter break, the Lady Warriors came back ready for a fight, closing the gap to a 10 point game. Nicole Porch found her hot hand scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter. With five Lady Chief points added late in the game, Crazy Horse won 52-39.

Bennett County scoring: Nicole Porch 13, Carissa Louden 9, Erica Bakley 7, Lainee Link 4, Angie Winters, Keisha Rayhill and Lexi Bair all added 2.

High scoring for Crazy Horse  came from Deidre Roberts 29 and Sequoia Bettelyoun 11.

The fourth quarter of the JV game showed true Warrior heart as the Lady Warriors battled back from a 33-19 spread to end the game with a hard 40-38 loss.

Bennett County JV scoring: Stefonna Salomon 16, Baily May 9, Emma Byrne and Eden Fanning each added 6, with Tae Heathershaw putting up 1.

The Lady Warriors will take on Philip in double header action beginning at 2 p.m. in Philip.

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