YUKON—Christian Heritage snapped the Howe girls’ 20 game winning streak and advanced to the Class 2A semifinals with a 47-42 win on Thursday.
Christian Heritage will play Cashion in the semifinals on Friday at 8 p.m.
The Lady Crusaders got an early lead and took advantage of a big edge in rebounding to end second-ranked Howe’s season in the opening round of the state tournament.
Howe had to fight from behind the entire game, leading only once 29-28 after a basket by Braden Dorsey in the third quarter.
Christian Heritage scored six straight to regain the lead and Howe battled back to tie the score at 40 on a basket by Justyn Lynn, before the Lady Crusaders scored five points to take the lead for good.
Howe did trim the deficit to 45-42 and had the ball with a chance to tie the score, but the Lady Lions turned the ball over and Christian Heritage hit a pair of free throws to seal the win.
Jalei Oglesby led Howe (27-3) with 25 points. Christian Heritage (25-5) got 18 points from Lexie Davis and 15 from Olivia Curtis.
Christian Heritage 15 11 7 14—47
Howe 10 13 6 13—42
Christian Heritage—Lexie Davis 18, Olivia Curtis 15, Myka Parrish 6, Mary Kathryn Nuthman 5, Rylee Langerman 3.
Howe—Jalei Oglesby 25, Braden Dorsey 8, Sydnie Womack 3, Morgan Hillebrand 3, Justyn Lynn 2, Kennedi Cooper 1.
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