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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Leyton Has Tough Finish


February 16, 2022 | View PDF

Leyton's Lady Warrior Basketball team had a tough finish to their regular season, dropping their final two games as they head into Subdistrict play this week. Last Tuesday, Leyton hosted Bayard, and the tough Lady Tiger team jumped out fast, building up a big 22-to-6 lead at the end of the first period.

Leyton adjusted and tightened their defense, but still had problems scoring and went into the half down 33-to-15.

However, the Lady Warriors could not beat the defense, and again only had five points in the third quarter. Leyton battled hard through the fourth quarter but could not make up the deficit and fell by a final score of 56-to-31.

Next, the Lady Warriors hosted the Garden County Lady Eagles on Thursday night, and a tight first quarter led to an offensive outburst by Leyton, scoring 20 points in the second period. Up 27-to-16 at the half, Leyton struggled to score in the third quarter while the Lady Eagles found a rhythm and were able to trim the Leyton lead. Garden County turned it on in the fourth quarter, putting up 16 points against Leyton's 8, and pulled away for a three point 43-to-40 victory.

The losses drop the Lady Warriors regular season record to 10-and-10. Leyton next faces Garden County again in the Subdistrict Tournament on Tuesday at South Platte, going in as the number 2 seed against the three seeded Lady Eagles.


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