Friday, October 24, 2014

Ottawa girls falter

By GREG MAST/Herald Sports Editor | 1/27/2014

BASEHOR — Ottawa High School girls basketball coach Kelli Fischer hopes Saturday’s performance was a one-time thing. The Cyclones had a rough second half in a 52-36 loss to Basehor-Linwood in the third-place game of the Bobcat Classic in Basehor.

Ottawa was within 21-20 late in the first half. Basehor hit a trey at the buzzer to end the half and dominated Ottawa in the second half.

BASEHOR — Ottawa High School girls basketball coach Kelli Fischer hopes Saturday’s performance was a one-time thing. The Cyclones had a rough second half in a 52-36 loss to Basehor-Linwood in the third-place game of the Bobcat Classic in Basehor.

Ottawa was within 21-20 late in the first half. Basehor hit a trey at the buzzer to end the half and dominated Ottawa in the second half.

“We did not show up,” Fischer said. “We did not compete. We would not defend. There is no magic wand in this game. It is all work ethic. It is listening and believing. We don’t.”

The game quickly got away as Basehor built a 10-point lead two minutes into the third quarter.

“There was a trophy on the line,” Fischer said. “Nobody showed up. When do you decide to play? When do you feel sorry for yourself? They want to do it right. They don’t know how to make their minds do it right.”

Ottawa did not make it hard on the Bobcats to score.

“They did shoot lights out,” Fischer said. “We turned the ball over. We started making bad decisions. Not rebounding. Would not go after a ball.”

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