The Waynesville High School girls’ basketball team was beaten by St. Francis Borgia 47-28 Wednesday in the semifinals of the Sullivan Tournament.
Waynesville, 1-4, will play Owensville at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the third-place game. Owensville lost by two points to Sullivan in semifinal action Wednesday.
The Waynesville Tigers fell behind 16-2 in the first period and, despite outscoring the Borgia Lady Knights in the second quarter, trailed the rest of the way.
Borgia, now 3-1, led 18-14 at halftime and then outscored Waynesville 14-9 in the third quarter and 15-5 in the fourth period.
“We dug ourselves in a hole then fought back,” said WHS head coach Brittany Matlock. “Borgia did a good job of getting us out of our comfort zone. We just have to keep working hard and doing the little things like passing and catching.”
Borgia limited Waynesville’s leading scorer, 6-2 sophomore forward Kallie Bildner, to just two points. Hannah Bland, a 5-10 senior, was the lone Lady Tiger to score in double figures with 11 points. Bildner grabbed nine rebounds.
Senior Janie Arand led Borgia with 15 points while sophomore forward Megan Jensen added 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.
Waynesville (1-4): Bildner 2, Laughlin 1, Kizzee 8, Bland 11, Stoddard 2, Simmons 2, Williams 2.
Borgia (3-1): Grahl 7, M. Arand 3, Halsted 3, J. Arand 15, Jensen 14, Heggemann 5.