Back in action Thursday, Nov. 11 were the 8th grade Lady Bengal basketball teams of Clay Center Community Middle School as they dropped two to Chapman.


Despite a 41-19 “A'' team loss, CCCMS put forward a balanced scoring attack led by Miley McGee with six. Boston Craig had five points, while Braylee Langvardt put up four. Adding two each were Kylie Pfizenmaier and Savanah Bloomdahl. Baer of Chapman led all scorers with half of her team’s points at a whopping 22.


Langvardt pulled down five rebounds, and Bloomdahl had three while adding three blocked shots. Steal leaders were Craig, three, and McGee, two.


“We made our free throws in the first half,” said Head Coach Dick Ahlberg, “but went cold in the second. We had too many unforced errors and our ball handling wasn’t very good. We will continue to work on basics: pivoting, passing, and rebounding.”


The difference in the “B” team contest came down to the Lady Bengals being outscored in the first quarter on their way to losing a close 21-15.


“We need to be stronger with the ball at both ends,” said Assistant Coach Traci McDonald.


Pfizenmaier led her team with seven points, tying with game-high scorers Peterson and Gaston of Chapman. Adding two apiece for the Lady Bengals were McGee, Langvardt, Diana Cisneros, and Annalea Henrickson. Cisneros and Aubrey Tadtman both grabbed three rebounds, while Cisneros stole the ball four times and Kelly Martin added two steals.