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By Mike Motz
Sports Editor 

Lady Coyotes Struggle In Start Of New Year

 

January 12, 2023

Mike Motz

Potter-Dix senior Lily Tabor and the Lady Coyotes have had a tough start to the 2022-23 season.

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Basketball team has struggled early in the season trying to get their offense on-track, and the changeover to 2023 did not change their fortunes yet. The Lady Coyotes dropped two games by big margins to start the year, and again struggled on offense in each loss.

On Friday, the girls traveled to match up against a strong Bayard Lady Tigers team, and immediately found themselves in trouble against the tough defense of Bayard. The Lady Tigers shut out the Lady Coyotes in the first period and their defense bullied the Potter-Dix squad into 40 turnovers in the lopsided 66-to-18 loss. The Lady Coyotes did not get many good looks in this game, and were led by senior Kailey Nicklas' 6 points.

It did not get any easier for the Lady Coyotes when they hosted South Platte on Saturday, and the sharp Lady Blue Knights rolled up a 19-to-6 lead after the first period and extended their margin to 33-to-15 at the half. The Lady Blue Knight offense was just too fast and strong for Potter-Dix, and although the Lady Coyotes shot better in the second half, it wasn't nearly enough to change the final result, which was a 64-to-38 win by the visitors. Potter-Dix junior Madison Williamson led the Lady Coyote scoring with with 16 points while South Platte senior Hailey Koenen led all scorers with 17 points.

The loss moved the Lady Coyotes' record to 2-and-5. Potter-Dix was scheduled to travel to Kimball on Tuesday, with a match up with the 1-and-8 Lady Longhorns.

 

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