Conway Springs looks ahead after substate loss


By Michael Buhler

The season did not end the way that the Conway Springs Cardinals girls basketball team wanted it, but head coach Sheri Mercer is still positive after the team’s 55-22 loss to Garden Plain in the substate opener last Tuesday.
“All week we had talked about doing the little things right,” Mercer said. “We set that goal going into the game last Tuesday and I thought we accomplished it. Although the outcome wasn’t what we wanted, the girls still showed improvement and for that I am proud of.”
Conway Springs ends the season with a record of 4-17.
“As a team we fought a lot of adversity from the start of the season to the end. It was a very difficult year with COVID and injuries,” Mercer said. “But even with that, I thought the girls played hard and dealt with it very well.”
One major bright spot is that the Cardinals lose just one senior, Tracy Johnson, and can otherwise return their whole roster.
“Hopefully the girls can get in the gym over the summer and keep improving,” Mercer said. “This summer will be a big factor for the younger girls on their development moving through the next couple years.”
Conway Springs: Melissa Ebenkamp 7, Caitlyn May 6, Olivia Lange 4, Katelyn Koester 3, Allyson Lange 2.