Lady Colts struggle in three losses


By Travis Mounts

Last week was a tough one for the Campus girls basketball team, as the Colts suffered defeats in three games – including two against previously winless Newton.
The Colts struggled to score in a 46-32 home loss on Tuesday, and then played better in a 46-42 road loss at Newton on Saturday, making up a game that was postponed earlier in the season.
A 14-6 run by Newton in the second quarter put the Colts down by 9 points at halftime, 28-19. A 6-2 run by the Colts to open the second half pulled them to within 3 points late in the third quarter. BreAna Garrett-Tillemans’ 3-point basket in the fourth quarter tied game, and the Colts tied it again after a pair of Railers free throws. But back-to-back layups by Newton gave them the lead for good.
Tya Tindall led Campus with 12 points, and Garrett-Tillemans had 10.
Campus started well at home against Newton on Tuesday – a 46-32 defeat – but the Colts’ offense went cold in the second quarter with just 2 points. That allowed the Railers to go up 22-11 at halftime.
The offense found a little bit of rhythm in the third quarter. Campus scored 14 points in the quarter and cut the deficit to 32-25.
Head coach Robbie Wright said the Colts’ lacked effort and enthusiasm in their first loss to Newton. Things improved in the next two games.
“The effort from everybody was much better,” he said.
Tindall led the Colts in scoring in this game as well, with 10.
Campus had a pair of road games on this week’s schedule, starting with a Tuesday road game at Salina South. They will be at Derby this Friday.
There are two games on next week’s schedule, with games against Hutchinson and Maize South on Friday.

Campus (Feb. 13): Tindall 12, Garrett-Tillemans 10, Kara Smith 6, Alexis Thomas 4, Claire Jones 3, Alissa Brown 3, Sadie Hubbard 2, Morgan Nedeau 2.
Campus (Feb. 9): Tindall 10, Thomas 6, Hubbard 6, Smith 3, Garrett-Tillemans 3, Mia Caballero 2, Brown 1.

The Maize Eagles – ranked No. 3 in Class 5A – cruised to a 60-25 win over the visiting Colts last Friday.
Maize’s defense held the Colts to 7 or fewer points in each quarter of the game. The Eagles had a comfortable lead by halftime, 30-13.
BreAna Garrett-Tillemans and Alissa Brown were the top Campus scorers with 7 points each.
Campus: Garrett-Tillemans 7, Brown 7, Tindall 5, Smith 2, Hubbard 2, Brylie Laake 2.