Piper hands Lady Cats second loss of season

Louisburg senior Kennia Hankinson looks to make a pass during the Lady Cats’ game with Piper on Friday at Piper High School. Piper handed Louisburg a 66-17 loss.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Louisburg girls basketball team knew it was going to have its hands full when it traveled to Piper to face off with Class 4A’s second-ranked program.

Piper certainly lived up to its ranking as the Pirates caused problems for the Lady Cats and handed them their second loss of the season, 66-17.

The Pirates made things difficult from the opening tip as they outscored the Lady Cats 20-4 in the first quarter and went into the locker room with a 35-6 lead at halftime.

Piper senior Ryan Cobbins celebrated a milestone during the game as she scored her 1,000th career point late in the first quarter. Cobbins was a difficult matchup the entire night as she scored the game’s first seven points and finished with 19 points.

Louisburg senior Kennia Hankinson led the Lady Cats in scoring with six points, while senior Carson Buffington and Haley Cain each finished with three.

The Lady Cats return to action tonight when it hosts Turner in their final game of 2018. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. at Louisburg High School.

LOU               4             2             5             6– 17

PIP                 20           15           23           8– 66

LOUISBURG (3-2): Kennia Hankinson 2-5 2-3 6; Carson Buffington 1-3 0-0 3; Haley Cain 1-4 1-4 3; Alyse Moore 0-2 2-7 2; Erin Lemke 0-1 2-2 2; Brooklyn Diederich 0-2 1-2 1. Totals: 4-22 8-19 17. 3-point field goals: 1, (Buffington)

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