Lady Stallions fall to Blue Valley Southwest, 43-41

Schlagle guard Armanaie Blacksure (4) hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter against Blue Valley Southwest. Blacksure made 5-11 shots from 3-point range. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

by Wyandotte Daily Sports

The Schlagle High School girls basketball team lost to Blue Valley Southwest on Friday evening, 43-41, narrowly missing the opportunity to play in the 5A KSHSAA state title game on Saturday.

Schlagle held a 25-20 halftime lead, but Southwest clawed its way back in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Stallions by nine to pull ahead.

Schlagle stayed close through the closing quarter, but wasn’t able to close the gap. A final, potentially game-winning 3-point shot from Armanaie Blacksure fell short.

Blacksure led the Lady Stallions in scoring, picking up 18 points, including 5-for-11 on 3-point shots. Camille Evans scored 12 and pulled down 10 rebounds. Ishante Suttington, the Lady Stallions’ leading scorer for the season, was not able to play because of a knee injury.

Schlagle will play for third place on Saturday against the McPherson Lady Bullpups. The game will take place at noon at the Emporia-White Auditorium.

Schlagle guard Camille Evans (1) took a short-range jumper over Southwest’s Amiah Simmons (13). (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Schlagle forward Tylieea Wallace (32) grabbed a rebound during the first quarter against Blue Valley Southwest. Wallace finished the game with six  rebounds. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Schlagle forward Sofia Cook (10) pulled down a rebound during the third quarter against Blue Valley Southwest. Cook finished with three rebounds. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Schlagle guard Armanaie Blacksure (4) drove in the lane during the first quarter versus Blue Valley Southwest. Blacksure finished the contest with a game-high 18 points. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Schlagle guard Tynica Gilmore (21) took a jump shot during the third quarter versus Blue Valley Southwest. Gilmore finished with 2 points. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Schlagle guard Camille Evans (1) drove the lane during the first quarter against Blue Valley Southwest. Evans finished the game with 12 points. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

The Schlagle cheerleaders performed during the game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Schlagle guard Camille Evans (1) drove the ball. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Schlagle forward Sofia Cook (10) got ready on defense during the second quarter against Blue Valley Southwest. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

The Schlagle band entertained fans during the game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

The Schlagle Auxiliary performed with the band during the game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Tylieea Wallace posted up against Blue Valley Southwest’s Arielle Sargent (30). (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

Armanaie Blacksure put up a shot in the lane. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

 

The Schlagle band performed during the game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Nick Verbenec)

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