Girls Varsity Basketball · Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Charlotte in District Semifinals 47 – 32

32 Eaton Rapids High School
47 Charlotte High School
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The Lady Greyhounds suffered a season ending defeat to their rivals, the Orioles of Charlotte in the district semifinal, 47-32. The Greyhounds never could seem to find a footing on offense, shooting their lowest percentage of the season. In the first quarter, Charlotte jumped out to a 10-2 lead before Eaton Rapids cut it to 10-6 at the end of the 1st. In the 2nd, the Orioles caught fire from outside, hitting enough 3 pointers to take a 25-14 lead at halftime. After the break, the Orioles extended the lead to 12, taking a 31-19 lead at the end of the 3rd. In the 4th quarter, the Greyhounds finally were able to score a bit, and cut the lead to 8 points with 5 minutes to go. Momentum felt as if it might be swinging back, but with time running out, Eaton Rapids was forced to foul, and Charlotte sank their free throws to extend the lead back up and seal their victory. Ari Sysum led the Greyhounds with 11 points, while Peyton Benjamin added 9. Isabell Ausel knocked down 8 points, Kyra Acker had 3, and Loralei Berry added 1. The Lady Greyhounds end their season with an overall record of 12-9. As we end this season, we would like to say a special goodbye and thank you to our three seniors. While it didn’t end how we would have liked, you three make this season special for us all. Thank you Ari, Isabell, and Kaylee for everything you have done. Good luck in the future with all your en devours!