Lawrence slighted in last seconds for one-point loss

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Haley Hagen • couriersports@vineyardpress.biz
Lawrence freshman Kaylee Stroud (24) drives for the basket against some strong opposition from her Bangor opponent. Haley Hagen photo

   Coming off of a dominating, 43-13, win over Howardsville Christian, the Lawrence girls basketball team suffered a tough 31-30 last-minute loss to the Bangor Vikings.
   It was a back and forth battle the entire game, but Lawrence held a slight 12-11 lead at the half. Senior Peyton Manning was able to keep the came close when she hit a long two point shot to tie the game at 14. But Bangor followed by scoring seven unanswered points, and taking a 21-14 lead. Erika Gonzalez hit a jump shot at the end of the quarter. The Tigers went into the final quarter trailing the Vikings 21-16.
   Lawrence started the quarter by gaining full control of the game. Kaylee Stroud was fouled on a three-point shot, sending her to the line, where the freshman sank all three free throws. Shortly after, with the game tied, Peyton Murney, hit another two-point jump shot. Bangor was able to take advantage of Tiger turnovers and take a 30-24 lead. But Stroud kept the Tigers alive by sinking a long three.
   Lawrence had a chance to take the lead when three Tigers were sent to the line to shoot free throws. Murney, Stroud and Savannah Peek all sank free throws with just seconds remaining. Unfortunately, those final seconds would end with the ball in Bangor’s possession, leaving Lawrence with a one-point loss.

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