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Frontenac 50, Louisburg 45

The Louisburg and Frontenac girls basketball teams came into Saturday’s game wanting to do the same thing – put pressure on the opponent. It worked on both ends as the two teams combined to force more than 50 turnovers in what was a chaotic contest at Louisburg High School. In the end, Frontenac made just a few more plays. Despite a late run in the fourth quarter, Louisburg came up short in a 50-45 loss to the Raiders and it is just the second setback for the Lady Cats this season. Louisburg (5-2) jumped out in front to start the game as it took a 16-11 lead to begin the second quarter. Unfortunately, the Lady Cats had problems scoring against the Frontenac defense in the next two frames. Frontenac held Louisburg to a combined 12 points in the second and third quarters and took a 42-28 lead. The Lady Cats didn’t give up as they scored 17 points in the fourth quarter. Junior Madilyn Melton scored the first four points, junior Megan Foote made a 3-pointer late and junior Alyse Moore scored nine points down the stretch. Moore drove the lane, scored and was fouled to cut the Frontenac lead to two with just seconds left. Louisburg, however, could get no closer as Frontenac converted at the free-throw line in the final seconds to secure the win. Moore led the Lady Cats as she recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to go along with a team-high three steals. Melton also finished with a double-double as she had 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Junior Brooklyn Diederich was in double figures with 10 points and a team-high eight deflections. Senior Haley Cain added eight rebounds in the loss. Louisburg will try and get back on track tonight when it travels to Spring Hill for Frontier League matchup. Tipoff is set for approximately 7:30 p.m. LOU               16           5             7             17 – 45 FRON            11           13           18           8 – 50 LOUISBURG (5-2): Alyse Moore 6-14 4-7 16; Madilyn Melton 5-7 3-4 13; Brooklyn Diederich 4-16 0-0 10; Megan Foote 1-6 1-4 4; Delaney Wright 1-6 0-0 2. Totals: 17-58 8-17 45. 3-point field goals: 3, (Diederich 2, Foote)