From Varsity Coach Tyler Johnson
The Lady Cougars played host to Sectional foe South Ripley on Tuesday night, falling in heartbreaking fashion 40-37.
The Lady Cougars and Lady Raiders were locked in a defensive battle in the first quarter. Senior, Loryn Pate dropped in two quick buckets to start. While, Makayla Somers chipped in two points of her own. Heidt and Gunter each scored four points for the Lady Raiders to lead 8-6 after one quarter.
In the second quarter, the Lady Cougars got more shots to fal, scoring twelve points behind Kiley Best , Makayla Somers , Brook Somers  and Pate . At the half, the score was 18-11 South.
The third period saw, Samples for South Ripley score 10 of her 12 points from the inside. The Lady Raiders cut the Cougar lead to 1, 30-29.
Critical turnovers and rebounding doomed the Lady Cougars in the fourth quarter. Gunter went to the line and missed a 1 and 1 but Ripley came up with the long rebound, forcing yet another intentional foul. On the ensuing possession, the Cougar inbound couldn’t be handled and went into the Lady Raiders hands.
The final score was 40-37, South Ripley.
In the JV game, the Lady Cougars dropped their first game of the season 27-28. Molly Eden was the leading scorer.
Loryn Pate 16
Makayla Somers 8
Kiley Best 5
Mary Gasper 4
Brook Somers 2
Brayley Sundal 2
SD 27-SR 17