By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
TURPIN, Okla.—Two long scoreless stretches in the second and third quarters killed Turpin's chances as Boise City walked away with a 36-19 win.
“It's the same story,” Lady Cardinals coach Gary Funk said. “We get shots we just can't make shots. Down low we missed 12 point blank shots. Out defense is keeping us in games, but were just struggling so much scoring we can't overcome it.”
Turpin held a 4-3 lead with 3:36 left in the first quarter, but only managed two buckets the rest of the half.
Meanwhile Boise City went on a 16-4 run to take a 19-8 lead at the half.
Turpin hoped to right the ship at the offensive end in the second half, but again went on another six minute scoring drought that did not end until Trista Watson hit a free throw with 1:44 left in the third. Her two attempts were the Lady Cardinals only trips to the line all night. Boise City was 11 of 19 at the line.
Boise City led 27-11 at the end of the third quarter.
Turpin did have their best offensive quarter of the game in the fourth, managing to score eight. But it was too little too late for the Lady Cardinals.
“We have to get in the gym, and shoot on our own,” Funk said. “We can only do so much in our practices. As coaches we can work on Xs and Os but you still have to put the ball in the hole.”
Allysa Kinser scored 8 for the the Lady Cardinals and Ashley Funk added 6.
Turpin will travel to Fargo-Gage Saturday.