Lyons outpaced the Inman girls from the start, as the Lions opened up play in the Moundridge Preseason Classic with a 39-32 win.
Lyons outpaced the Inman girls from the start, as the Lions opened up play in the Moundridge Preseason Classic with a 39-32 win. The game was tight throughout the first quarters, but a Lyons free throw and a putback on the missed second shot gave the Lions a 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The lead was stretched out to 20-10 in the second quarter, but the Teutons caught fire and whittled the lead down to two. A Lyons bucket before the end of the half gave them a 22-18 advantage at the break. It was more of the same in the second half, as Lyons would stretch their lead, Inman would battle back. “They really hurt us throughout the game on the boards,” Inman coach Jeff Friesen said. “Offensively, we never got into a rhythm in the second half.” Inman’s Kaitlynn Goalden led all scorers with 16 points, the only Teuton to reach double digits. Rachel Minix led Lyons with 15 points, while teammate Brenna McClure added 13. Inman faces off with Hillsboro Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., while Lyons tangles with Moundridge at 7 p.m. Elyria 28, Canton-Galva 24 GOESSEL — For the second time in five days, the Elyria Christian girls faced Canton-Galva, this time in the Bluebird Classic in Goessel. The result was much the same as last time, as Elyria emerged victorious 28-24 to continue onto the third place game, to be played on Saturday. Abby Fields led the Eagles in scoring with seven points, followed by Cori Mines and Rachel Adamyk, who each had six. Grace Applequist added five for Elyria, while Emily Thiessen and Anna Adamyk each had two. The Eagles await their next opponent in the Bluebird Classic, which won’t be determined until after Friday’s games. Canton-Galva will face Little River in the 4 p.m. contest. Little River defeated Elyria in the opening day of the Classic on Monday 34-18.