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home : sports : sports Friday, April 29, 2016

2/2/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Cal-Wheat senior Abbie Moellenbeck goes up for a shot during the Warriors’ game with Bellevue. Moellenbeck had a team-high eight points during Tuesday night’s game with Lisbon as the Warriors scored a season-high 35 points. It was not enough, however, as Lisbon used a big first half to bring home a 55-35 win. Photos by Ross Eberhart
Warriors erupt in fourth quarter but fall to Lisbon

By Ross Eberhart
Sports editor

The Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team got its offense going just a little too late during Tuesday's Big East contest with Lisbon.

The Warriors put together their best quarter of the year against the Lions, piling up 16 points in the fourth period of the game.

It proved to be too little too late, though, for Cal-Wheat as Lisbon built a 34-13 halftime lead and withstood the Warriors' late surge for a 55-35 victory.

The 35 points were also a season-high for the Warriors, topping the 33 Cal-Wheat scored, coincidentally, in its first meeting with Lisbon.

In fact, Cal-Wheat outscored the Lions through the entire second half (22-20), but Lisbon's first half advantage carried through to the end.

The Lions built a 15-5 first quarter lead (Lisbon scored the final eight points of the period) and then exploded for 19 points in the second quarter. Cal-Wheat also improved its efforts on the offensive end in the second quarter, but the Warriors still trailed by 21 heading into the break.

The margin continued to grow in the third quarter, but slowly as Cal-Wheat turned up its intensity on defense and allowed the Lions to score just 11 points.

The Warriors, though, had its own trouble on the offensive end, tallying six points as Lisbon extended its lead to 45-19 entering the fourth.

Cal-Wheat certainly found its mark in the fourth quarter as they nearly matched their offensive output from the first three periods.

The defense, meanwhile, continued its strong work and held Lisbon to just 10 points.

The lead was too great, though, and the Lions were able to take home the victory.

Abbie Moellenbeck led a balanced Warrior attack with eight points, while also grabbing a team-high seven rebounds and coming up with four steals.

Chipping in seven points of her own was junior Stephanie Petersen, who also grabbed six rebounds.

McKenna Luepker and Ramsie O'Neill added six points apiece for the Warriors with the former also dishing out two assists and the latter grabbing four rebounds and tying Moellenbeck with three assists.

Sophomore Becca VanderHeiden joined Petersen with six rebounds, while also scoring three points.

Makenna Christensen and Megan Slattery both had two points for Cal-Wheat with Tessa Kauffman adding one point to finish off the scoring.

Kauffman added three rebounds as well and snatched three steals. VanderHeiden and Christensen, meanwhile, each blocked a shot.

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