Lincolnview’s Adia Welch knocks down a shot in the third quarter of the Lady Lancers Tuesday match up against Kalida. (DHI Media/ Reid Maus)
Lincolnview’s Adia Welch knocks down a shot in the third quarter of the Lady Lancers Tuesday match up against Kalida. (DHI Media/ Reid Maus)
KALIDA — The Lady Lancers were out-matched Tuesday night as they faced the Kalida Lady Wildcats in a non-league match up. Kalida beat the Lancers 52-36.

From the time the game started you could tell that Kalida’s defense was creating problems for the Lancers. Turnovers and the disruption the Lady Wildcats defense created Lincolnview was only able to put up 10 shots in the first half.

“We hang on our hat on defense,” said Kalida head coach Adam Huber. “We know that we struggle to score sometimes. [Defense] travels if we aren’t making shots or if things aren’t going good offensively, we can still keep ourselves in the game defensively. I just thought we did a good job.”

Kalida went into the second quarter with a 14-9 lead. Lincolnview quickly scored opening up the quarter when Lana Carey put in a lay up. That 14-11 scored held for nearly four minutes before the Lady Wildcats offense hit it’s stride. Kalida outscored their opponent 30-11 over the next 12 minutes of game-play.

“We didn’t play so well offensively on Saturday,” continued Huber. “So our focus was to concentrate a little bit and get some of those open shots we were getting to go in.”

Kalida did just that, they shot nearly 45 percent from the field (23-46) and 32 percent from behind the 3-point line (6-19). Abby Wurth and Grace Klausing led the charge for the home team with 15 and 11 points respectively.

Lincolnview actually shot better from the fieldthan their counterpart, 45 percent, but simply were out shot in the ball game.

“First half we just didn’t get enough shots,” said Lincolnview head coach Dan Williamson. “Just way too many turnovers, way too many offensive rebounds in the first half. We did better in the second half, but [Kalida] is just really quick and they take advantage when you make mistakes on defense.”

The home Wildcats counted 15 offensive rebounds throughout the game which doubled Lincolnview’s totals. Kalida won the overall rebound battle as well 28-18.

The Lady Lancers best quarter came undoubtedly in the fourth. It was the only period in which they outscored their opponent, they did so 14-9.

“To give the girls credit they came out in the second half and corrected [their first half mistakes],” said Williamson. “We still had bad passes and turnovers but it was much better than what it was in the first half.”

Lincolnview was led by Lana Carey and Brianna Ebel, who scored 11 and nine points.

Lincolnview drops to 3-8 on the season while Kalida extends their record to 9-4.

Summary:

Lincolnview 9|6|7|14- 36

Kalida 14|13|16|9- 52

Lancers

Lana Crey 11 pts, 2 reb; Briana Ebel 9 pts, 4 reb; Lakin Brant 7 pts, 3 reb; Annie Mendenhall 4 pts

Wildcats