HARRAH – With lead scorer Monica Brooks out for the start of the season with a leg injury, things didn't start out quite as well as the No.2 in 5A Lady Wolves (0-1) would have hoped this year. The girls traveled to 4A No. 3 Harrah (1-0) Tuesday to open up their season, where they were handed a 55-42 loss.
“They're a great team. They knocked down seven three's and knocked down the majority of free throws. It's just going to take time for us to adjust to losing our leading scorer,” coach Wendi Wells said.
The Lady Wolves had no answer for Harrah in the third quarter, despite going into the half trailing 29-24 to the Lady Panthers.
Harrah put up 16 points before Makyra Tramble dropped a trey with 45 seconds left in the quarter to score Shawnee's first bucket of the half. The Lady Wolves outscored 15-10 in the fourth, but the damage was already done.
Tramble led the way for the Lady Wolves with 16 points in the contest while Kyla Tarpey acquired 14.
“They did a great job of attacking inside, they went after it. Just gotta keep attacking. We're looking to pass the ball out too much instead of attacking. We've got to attack every time,” Wells said.
Tarpey kept the Shawnee girls in the game, going step for step with Harrah in the second before the girls went on an 8-3 run capped on a bucket by Brooks and assist from Tarpey to close out the first half.
The Lady Wolves have some time to iron things out before their next game, Tuesday at 5A No. 13 Piedmont (1-0). Piedmont beat No. 11 El Reno 51-49.