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Lenox girls suffer case of the ‘Mondays’

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 12:57 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 1:13 p.m. CDT
Lenox sophomore Katie Dukes flies in for a layup during the first half of Lenox's 66-24 loss to Stanton on Monday. Dukes finished with a team-high nine points and also grabbed 14 rebounds to go with three steals.

LENOX — After playing well in recent games, the Lenox girls basketball team suffered from a case of the “Mondays” in a 66-24 loss to Stanton here on Monday.

“It was a Monday,” head coach Mandy Stoaks said. “I didn’t think we played up to our potential. We didn’t play very good defense or box out very well. Offensively, we had way too many turnovers, so we didn’t get shots that we needed.”

Lenox scored the first basket of the game on a Katie Dukes offensive rebound and putback, but then Stanton took off on a 14-0 run before Sydney Barker ended the run with a layup.

Senior Madison Douglas fed Aurora Arevalo for a layup to cut the Viqueen led to 16-6 at the end of the first quarter.

But, Stanton kept the pressure up in the second quarter, and put the game out of reach with a 17-6 run to take a 33-12 lead into halftime.

“Our record doesn’t show it, but as far as hustle and team chemistry, we’d been doing pretty good,” Stoaks said of the team’s recent games. “But not tonight.”

Stanton, now 15-5 for the season, hammered Lenox on the offensive glass and forced numerous turnovers in its trapping press, resulting in easy transition buckets.

Dukes led the Tigers with nine points and also pulled down 14 rebounds with three steals and one assist. Arevalo added seven points and a team-high 16 rebounds with four blocked shots.

Barker added four points and five rebounds, while Douglas pitched in two points with two assists. Chelsie Dukes also scored two points.

Senior players Douglas, Sammy Marshall and Sierra Ray were honored along with senior cheerleader Keisha Sparks during a senior night celebration following the game.

Lenox, now 2-18 for the season, travels to Mount Ayr tonight before hosting Corning in the first round of regional play on Thursday.

Stoaks said it’s better for her team to have a game like this now, rather than on Thursday in regional play.

“Only way to go is up,” Stoaks said. “They (Corning) have a very good team. They have multiple weapons that we’ll have to defend.”

STANTON (66) — Carmen Subbert 8 2-2 18, Sara Sederburg 6 0-0 16, Rachel Sorensen 6 0-0 12, Ragen Anderson 4 0-0 10, Erin DeKay 3 0-0 6, Kara Allen 1 0-0 2, Moriah Kammerer 1 0-0 2. Team fouls — 11. Fouled out — None.

LENOX (24) — Katie Dukes 4 1-2 9, Aurora Arevalo 3 1-5 7, Sydney Barker 2 0-0 4, Madison Douglas 1 0-0 2, Chelsie Dukes 1 0-0 2. Totals — 11 2-7 24. FG shooting — 11-38 (28.9 percent). Rebounds — 42 (Arevalo 16, Dukes 14, Barker 5).  Assists — 3 (Douglas 2, Dukes 1). Steals — 6 (Dukes 3, Kara Henrichs 2). Blocked shots — 4 (Arevalo 4). Team fouls — 9. Fouled out — None.

Stanton — 16 33 55 66

Lenox — 6 12 21 24

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