The Caney Valley girls welcomed Tri-Valley

League foe Cherryvale to town on Tuesday, February

11, and nearly pulled off a comeback victory

before ultimately losing 51-45 on Senior

Night.

The two teams were pretty evenly matched

in the first half, with the Lady Chargers leading

11-9 at the end of the first quarter. CVHS

then responded in the second stanza and pulled

ahead 20-19 heading into intermission.

After the break, Cherryvale began to heat up

while the Lady Bullpups went ice cold. The home

team made just two field goals — both by sophomore

Kamryn Kaminska — in the third quarter

as the Lady Chargers outscored them 19-6 to

leap out to a 38-26 advantage after three complete.

In the fourth quarter, Caney Valley began to

storm back, but it proved to be just a little bit

too late and the visitors made just enough plays

down the stretch to escape with the 51-45 victory.

Leading the way for the Lady ‘Pups was Kaminska,

who led all scorers with 16 points, while

junior guard Sulli Richardson and senior forward

Jaleigh Webster added nine apiece. Cherryvale

freshman forward Katelyn Plumley led a

well balanced attack with 11, followed by fellow

freshman Kelsi Lantz with 10 and senior point

guard Lexi Umbarger with eight in the winning

effort.

The Lady Bullpups will look to bounce back

as they head into Oklahoma to face Dewey on

Tuesday, February 18, meanwhile Cherryvale

will also have a week off before returning home

for a rematch with Fredonia next Tuesday.