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Fillies lose two weekend games to Brossart, Grant County

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By Mike Aldridge

The Harrison County Fillies put up a good battle Friday night when they played host to the Lady Mustangs of Bishop Brossart only to lose by a 48 to 36 margin.  
Foul trouble for senior center Jordan Doram spelled trouble for the Fillies in this game. Brossart took advantage of her time on the bench to take a lead that the Harrison County girls could not overcome.  
Harrison County played the second rated team in the 10th Region close in the first period trailing only 14 to 11 after the opening session ended.  
Seventh grade point guard Madison Kellione and sophomore Madison Philpot withstood the trademark Bishop Brossart pressure enough to have their team right in the game in this period.  
However, Doram picked up her third foul early in the second period forcing Coach Kim Furnish to put her senior starter on the bench for the duration of the period.  
The Lady Mustangs, to their credit, took advantage of the absence of Doram to build the lead to 10 points by halftime at 27 to 17.
The Fillies came out in the third quarter and battled the Lady Mustangs tooth and nail showing a desire to win that has been missing in some as of late.  
The Harrison County girls cut into the lead and ended the quarter with a nine-point deficit despite Doram having to play tentatively due to the foul trouble.
The Brossart defensive pressure was consistent throughout the second half as it had been in the first. The Fillies could not put enough offense together to overcome the second quarter shortage and they fell to Bishop Brossart by the 48 to 36 final score.  
Doram missed a double double by one rebound as she pulled down nine boards to go with her team-high 16 points.  
Chelsea Ingram came out of her scoring slump somewhat by also scoring in double figures with a 10-point effort.  
The loss left the Fillies with a 9-12 record going into Saturday’s game with Grant County.
Saturday’s trip to Grant County started disappointingly as the freshman girls were defeated soundly 43-10 by their Grant County counterparts.  
The junior varsity had a little more respectable finish losing 37-24 in their match up so the varsity game was the Fillies’ chance to redeem the trip.  
It was not to be, however, as the Fillies were manhandled in what may have been their poorest effort of the season. They fell 52-29 to the Lady Braves.  
Grant County improved its season record to 7-13 with the win on Saturday while the Fillies fell to 9-14.  
The Lady Braves jumped out to a 23-to-11 lead by the end of the first quarter and though the Fillies cut the lead back to nine a few times the advantage was 10 at the half at 26-16.  
The second quarter saw both teams play poorly as the Fillies won the quarter score by a five-to-three margin.  
Grant County only put 13 points on the board in the third quarter, which was lead by freshman Jenna Martin who matched the Fillies team output with nine points in the stanza.  
The final period output for Harrison County was the worst of the game as the visiting squad managed only four points, all by Doram.  
Grant County scored 13 more in the period for the final 52-29 verdict.  
Martin was the leading scorer for the game with 23 as she was the only Lady Brave in double figures.  
Doram was the only one of the Fillies to reach double figures with 13.  
The Grant County pressure caused 24 turnovers for the Fillies though the defense that they executed was not up to the standard that the Harrison County girls faced the night before with Bishop Brossart.