By Travis Mounts
The Campus Colts girls basketball team battled hard at home on Friday, but fell short in a 42-33 loss to the Hutchinson Salthawks.
The Colts’ defense was stellar against the 5-1 Salthawks, getting plenty of stops and frequently limiting Hutchinson to one shot per possession.
Campus head coach Robbie Wright praised the Colts’ defensive effort against a tough team. Hutchinson was able to go inside in the first half, but Campus shut that down in the second half by switching to a 2-3 zone defense.
“Our defense has been pretty good the last few games. We got them to do what we wanted them to do,” he said.
Hutchinson held a slim lead at halftime, 24-20. But the Colts managed just 4 points in the third quarter as the Salthawks expanded their lead to 9 points, 33-24.
“That third quarter was a drought for us. The other three quarters, we played them pretty even,” Wright said. He said the Colts got the looks they wanted, but they could not get shots to fall.
Tya Tindall sparked the Campus offense most of the night. She made a pair of 3-points shots and also scored on drives into the lane, leading the Colts with 18 points. Brylie Laake added 9 points, but the Colts struggled to find points elsewhere in the lineup.
Campus: Tya Tindall 18, Brylie Laake 9, Kara Smith 4, Mya Free 2.
The Campus Colts girls basketball team stayed competitive with the Maize Eagles for a half on Jan. 4, but ultimately fell 51-29. The loss dropped the Colts to 1-5 this season.
Campus played even with Maize for a quarter, with the Eagles going up 12-11 at the start of the second quarter. But the Eagles grabbed momentum in the second, holding the Colts to just 3 points in the quarter. At halftime, Maize led 32-14.
The Colts faced off against the Panthers in Derby on Tuesday of this week, and will go on the road again this Friday to take on the Salina South Cougars this Friday. The girls will have next week off as the boys take part in tournament play in Dodge City. The Lady Colts will play in the Mulvane Wildcat Classic Jan 27-29.
Campus: Tya Tindall 13, Kara Smith 5, Tristin Smith 4, BreAna Garrett-Tillemans 3, Sadie Hubbard 2.