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By LuAnn Schindler

Bobcats denied in quest for state berth


LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Road block • Two Ponca players gravitate toward Summerland's Adyson Mlnarik, who looks for help from teammates Preslie Robertson and Hadley Cheatum. The Bobcats lost to Ponca, 62-39, Friday, in the C2-5 district final.

Ponca exploded after retrieving the opening tip and never looked back, gaining a 62-39 win over Summerland, Friday, Feb. 24, on the Indians' home court.

The Indians opened the first quarter with 14 unanswered points until Bobcat senior Hadley Cheatum sunk a last-second basket at the end of the first quarter.

The Bobcats settled into play during quarter two, holding Ponca to nine points and held steady with them following the break.

But the Indians outscored Summerland 25-15 in the final quarter.

Head Coach Greg Appleby said, "This was a tough game against a very good Ponca team. They were v...

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