Heartbreaking end for Lady ‘Cats basketball

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

The Ray Lady ‘Cats

Copper Basin News

The Bearcats faced the Desert Christian Eagles in the 1st-round of the Division IV State Championship last weekend. After leading the Eagles at the end of each of the first 3 quarters, the ‘Cats were outscored by 7 points in the fourth and eventually lost in heartbreaking fashion, 46 – 44.

The 23rd-seeded Bearcats were one of the last teams to make the tournament field of 24 teams and dominated the 10th-seeded Eagles from the beginning. It was a shocking end to the game as well as the season for the Bearcats.

Sophomore Stormee Galka scored a team-high 20 points and was 1 of 2 ‘Cats to score in double figures. Junior Sideny Chenoweth added 12 points.

The loss marks the end of their high school careers for seniors Breauna Hathaway, Chris Coryell and Ashley Meza. Hathaway (4 pts), Coryell (2 pts), and Meza (3 pts) each scored in their final appearance as Bearcats.

The ‘Cats will look to build on the success they developed toward the end of the season. Leading scorers Stormee Galka, Sideny Chenoweth, and Savannah Willis will return to lead a talented and experienced group next year.

Andy Luberda (824 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Bearcats suffer a pair of close losses at tournament

    January 10th, 2017
    by

      The 14th-ranked Ray boys’ basketball team competed at the 1st Annual Eddie Martinez Memorial Tournament last weekend, which took […]


    Lady Cats aim to return to winning ways

    January 10th, 2017
    by

      The ninth-ranked Ray girls’ basketball team returned from the holiday break and dropped two games last week, resulting in […]


    Ray Junior High announces Students, Citizens for November

    January 3rd, 2017
    by

      The Ray Junior High School has announced the students honored as Students and Citizens of the Month for November. […]


    Local business people share hopes for 2017 in the Copper Basin

    January 3rd, 2017
    by

      New Year’s resolutions! You’ve got to love ‘em, right?   Every 365 days or so there’s this great chance […]


  • Additional Stories

    Kearny Police Report – Jan. 4, 2017

    January 3rd, 2017
    by

      According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be […]


    Bearcat basketball teams return to action this week

    January 3rd, 2017
    by

      The end of the holiday break means the Ray boys’ and girls’ basketball teams return to action this week. […]


    Kearny Police Report – Dec. 28, 2016

    December 29th, 2016
    by

      According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be […]


    Mayor’s Corner: Some Final Thoughts from the Kearny Mayor

    December 22nd, 2016
    by

    By Mayor Sam Hosler, Town of Kearny   This is my last column as Mayor of Kearny. I am honored […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather