The shorthand Fort Calhoun girls basketball team lost Tuesday's game at West Point-Beemer, 49-23.
The Pioneers trailed just 15-10 at halftime, but fell to 4-7 after scoring only four points total during the second and third periods.
“Proud of our kids' effort and grit,” FCHS coach Marty Plum said. “We had a lot of players sick, and we knew that West Point's pressure could give us trouble.”
Bria Bench led Fort Calhoun in scoring with 10 points, while Maddy Tinkham added nine as the Pioneers played without senior leader Tess Skelton. Dala Drowne and Raegen Wells added two points apiece, too.
The Cadets' Jadyn Meiergerd led all scorers with 20 points. Her team improved to 4-6 with the win.
“We learned a lot and got better, and we'll move on to our next game,” Plum said.
The Pioneers were scheduled to play Logan View/Scribner-Snyder on Thursday, but will next compete against Ashland-Greenwood on Saturday. Varsity action is set to begin at 2:30 p.m.
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