The Spearville girls basketball team lost a few key players to graduation, including Sarae Kistler and Ellie Stein. The Lady Lancers' record, however, has proved their small group of three seniors has stepped up to fill in their big shoes.
On Tuesday night the Lady Lancers' post players were hot in the paint as they took down the Deerfield Lady Spartans 69-24.
Just as the Kansas Jayhawks have perfected feeding the post, it appears so have the Spearville Lady Lancers. The connection and movement between their posts and guards are the driving force behind their dominance. Emily Slattery and Rachel Slattery dominated the paint with their size to take a quick lead at the end of the first quarter 21-7.
The Deerfield Lady Spartans have a lot of youth on their team with only two seniors leading the pack. Senior Hailey Novak took control of the reigns as she sank a couple threes and got aggressive in the lane. The Lady Spartans had difficulty retaliating against the Lady Lancers domineering size however and The Lady Lacers impose their will in the second half to win 69-24.
The boys match up was much closer. The teams swapped leads until the end of the first quarter when Spearville took the lead 16-12.
Deerfield's Mata trio dominated the perimeter and found key openings in the lane to gather points. Spearville's sophomore post, Kaden Stein, took care of business under the basket as he was a key factor in the Lancers' close win over Deerfield 71-63.