Thursday, February 18, 2016

Girls’ Basketball Season Ends in Heartbreak

By Alyssa Bridge
February 11, 2016

The three seniors on the Mt. Pulaski girls’ basketball team took the court for their last time on Tuesday. In this regional matchup, the Lady Toppers (14-13) took on top seeded and state ranked Liberty (25-4). Those girls played the game of their lives. They left it all out on the court. At halftime, the Lady Toppers were only down by 7 points. By the end of the third quarter, Liberty’s lead was cut to 1 point. The Lady Toppers were still in the game. However, with 5 minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Liberty stepped it up. They rarely missed a free throw and their defense wasn’t letting anything through. They came alive at just the right moment and put the Lady Toppers away. Mt. Pulaski’s Head Coach Eric Leever said, “We came out and gave Liberty the game they weren’t expecting. They didn’t anticipate this to be a game at all.” He was exactly right. Liberty wasn’t expecting a game and the Lady Toppers gave them one. The Liberty Lady Eagles were led by Katie Cook with 20 points. The Lady Toppers were led by Skylar Hayes with 16 points and Alyssa Bridge with 15 points. The Lady Toppers had a great season, but all good things have to come to an end eventually.