Lady Badgers forfeit early lead in loss to Lady Rams

By ISAAC BOURNE | For The Arkadelphian

After the Arkadelphia Lady Badgers’ 67-60 loss to the Lakeside Lady Rams Monday night, head coach Jonathan Klein was disappointed but hopeful about his team. “We’ve had a good November and December so far, and we’ve had some learning experiences, and this is definitely one of them.”

Due to some late turnovers by the Lady Badgers and some clutch transition baskets by the Lady Rams, Arkadelphia allowed Lakeside to come back from an 11-point deficit in the final quarter, as the Lady Rams outscored the Lady Badgers 27-13 in the last quarter of play.

Despite a 19-point outing from senior guard Liyah Smith including five threes, plus another 16 points added on by sophomore guard TT Tate, Arkadelphia could not overcome the huge gains brought on by junior guard Amelia Rogers and senior forward Allie Pollock, who scored 25, and 24 points respectively, accounting for 49 of their team’s 67 points on the night. 

“We had open shots, and we had good looks [at the basket] but we just failed to knock them down,” Klein added. 

This loss brings the Lady Badgers to 6-2 as they finish off non-conference play as they head to Berryville High school on December 28 to take on the 11-1 Heber Springs Panthers in the Berryville Christmas Tournament. 

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