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Basketball: Hot-handed Dragons down visiting Tigers

Morris/C-A's Sophia Carlsen rips down a rebound during Tuesday's non-conference game against Litchfield at Litchfield. Joe Brown / Forum News Service1 / 3
Litchfield's Kamri Driver (rights) runs around the baseline while Morris/C-A's Kylie Swanson during Tuesday's non-conference game at Litchfield High School. Joe Brown / Forum News Service2 / 3
Morris/C-A's Emma Bowman moves the ball around the perimeter during the first half of Tuesday's non-conference game against Litchfield at Litchfield High School. Joe Brown / Forum News Service3 / 3

Litchfield ramped up its offense in the second half, shooting 67 percent in the half and overcoming a 14-point halftime deficit to down Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 69-48 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Litchfield High School. The Tigers fall to 2-1 with the loss.

The Dragons, who scored just 15 first-half points, put up 54 points after the break compared to the Tigers' 19. The Tigers shot 31.6 percent from the floor in the game.

Morris/C-A's Maddie Carrington scored a team high nine points. Riley Decker and Malory Anderson both scored eight, Emma Bowman and Kylie Swanson added six each, Liz Dietz had five, Sophia Carlsen four and Jordann Baier two to round out the balanced attack.

Anderson grabbed a game high 11 rebounds and collected seven steals.

The Tigers, now 2-1 on the season, next travel to Minnewaska Friday, Dec. 7, in Glenwood.

Litchfield 69, Morris/C-A 48

Morris/C-A (2-1)............29 19 — 48

Litchfield (1-1)................15 54 — 69

MORRIS Area/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - Scoring: Maddie Carrington 9, Emma Bowman 6, Jordann Beier 2, Riley Decker 8, Liz Dietz 5, Kylie Swanson 6, Malory Anderson 8, Sophia Carlsen 4 ... 3-point shots: Carrington 1, Bowman 1, Decker 2, Dietz 1, Carlsen 1 ... Rebound leader: Anderson 11 ... Assist leader: Carrington 4 ... Steal leader: Anderson 7

LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Sydney McCann 14, Laney Huhner 13, Camrie Driver 6, Natalie Hanson 4, Maddy Shoultz 5, Lily Osterberg 3, Neriah Lara 18, Katelyn Cruze 6 ... 3-point shots: McCann 1, Huhner 1, Driver 2, Shoultz 1, Osterberg 1, Lara 5 ... Rebound leader: McCann 5, Huhner 5 ... Assist leader: Huhner 6, Shoultz 6 ... Steal leader: Driver 5, Huhner 4, McCann 3

Brooke Kern

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