Lakota wins first championship in 25 years

KANSAS — Lakota won its first girls basketball league championship in 25 years, since 1997, finishing 15-1 in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division.

On Saturday, the Raiders improved to 21-2 overall with a 51-35 Division IV sectional final victory over Patrick Henry at Bowling Green High School.

The Raiders advance to play Woodmore in a district semifinal at Otsego High School on Thursday, with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. The winner will take on the Toledo Christian-Gibsonburg winner on Saturday at 6 p.m. for the right to advance to the regional tournament.

In Saturday’s win over the Patriots, Cassidy Foos had 16 points and seven rebounds, Emma Gregg had 11 points and five rebounds and Carlie Foos had 12 points, five assists, and six rebounds for the Raiders.

The Raiders led 13-8 after one quarter but expanded that to 30-13 at halftime. Gregg and Foos had two three-point goals for the Raiders, who were 16-for-20 from the free throw line, including 15-for-18 in the fourth quarter.

Kaiya Mompher scored six points, Riley King scored four points and Lexi Moon added two points for the Raiders.

Karsyn Weber scored 13 points, Carys Crossland scored seven, Kasey Nelson scored six, Madison Prigge scored five, and Kya Seeman and Ada Christman added two points each for PH.