Wellington girls lose on final shot to Augusta in substate semifinals

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Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Duke Fan · 388 weeks ago She has officiated a few of our games and seems to be against us every time. Cowley coach was there and said it was one of the worst officiated games he had seen. It was still a very good year. We are very proud of all of you. Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The incredible thing about sports, that despite all the hours of practice, games preparation, and blood, sweat and tears, the fate of a team can be determined by one single second.So was the case of the 2012-13 Wellington girls basketball team, which lost to Augusta 28-26 in the Class 4A sub-state semifinals in Mulvane.That second occurred when Augusta’s Casady Marlnee drove the hoop and released a six-footer. The ball fell through, and with it came the abrupt end of the Crusader basketball season.“It felt like we were running uphill in the sand all game,” said Wellington head girls basketball coach Kevin Hackerott. “We could never get to the top.“It was one of those game we could play ‘could of’, ‘would of’ should of’, for eternity.”For Wellington it was a bit out of character. Since Hackerott has taken over the program, Wellington is good at winning these close games in the fourth quarter.But on Friday, Wellington managed just four points in the fourth quarter. And despite never being down by more 2-4 points throughout most of the second half, Wellington led just once, when Wellington’s Savannah Cornejo hit a banker at the 1:13 mark of the fourth quarter to give the Dukes a 26-25 lead.Augusta responded with two free throws on the other end and led 26-25. Carlie McComb then drove the hoop and made 1-of-2 on the other end to tie the game at 26-all. After Augusta turned the ball over, Wellington’s Sydney Shields missed a trey. Augusta rebounded, took the ball down, worked the clock and set up the final shot in which Marlnee sank the shot.The loss ended Wellington’s season at 13-8. The Crusaders had swept Augusta during the regular season, but lost the game that meant the most.Wellington couldn’t catch a break. Augusta was 12-19 at the free throw line. Wellington was 4-8. There was your ball game. Worse, there were some key moments that didn’t go the Crusaders way.After a high spirited third quarter, Kailey Jenkins would hit a three at the two-second mark that tied the game at 22-all after Wellington had erased a nine-point deficit.The Crusader faithful erupted in ecstasy and a couple of girls leaped on the court thinking the quarter was over.The referee called a technical foul on Wellington for having too many girls on the court and sent Augusta to the foul line. The Orioles hit two free throws and instead of the game being tied, it was 26-24 Augusta.Another bad sequence came in the fourth quarter. Cornejo stole the ball and appeared to have made a layup, only to be called with a charge. That would have tied the game at 24-all.“Boy, I didn’t like that call,” Hackerott said.The game was a grind from the onset. Wellington would lead 7-4 at the end of the first quarter, but was obviously rattled by Augusta’s 1-3-1 zone defense.“I’m surprised not more teams didn’t zone us this year,” Hackerott said.The game was 12-11 Augusta at the half.Wellington came out with renewed energy, but Augusta stifled that quickly with two three-pointers and built the lead to 9. Jenkins responded with the first of her to 3-pointers to cut it to six.The Crusaders would chip the lead to a tie before the technical foul at the end of the third quarter.Both teams would score 4 points in the fourth quarter. The killer in this game was Marlnee’s final shot was Augusta’s only field goal of the fourth quarter.“This is tough,” Hackerott said. “We have five strong-willed seniors who are tough as nails and hate to lose. They will leave this program as the winningest class over a four-year period in the history of the program.Augusta 28 Wellington 26Wellington 7 4 11 4 — 26Augusta 4 8 12 4 — 28Wellington: Cornejo 6, Jenkins 8, Hefley 3, McComb 6, Shields 2, Page 1. Total 5 (4) 4-8 26. Augusta: Leedou 1, Kirk 1, Reichart 2, Madie 2, Childers 9, Robinson 3, Marlnee 10. Total: 5 (2) 12-19 28.last_img

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