The Winona Christian girls season came to an end last week in the first round of the Class 3A North State Tournament.
The Lady Stars fell 49-33 to Kirk Academy to end their season.
The Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Stars in every period and gradually pulled away to take a 16-point win in the first round of the Class 3A North State Tournament.
Kirk led 12-9 at the end of the first period and outscored Winona 10-6 in the second to lead 22-15 at the half. Kirk continued to pull away in the second half as they outscored Winona 13-8 in the third and 14-10 in the fourth.
Audrey Eldridge led Winona Christian with 10 points and eight rebounds while Bella Roberts had six points and 10 rebounds.
“We overall had a good first year,” Coach Nick Mumme said. “We ended the season 15-5 (6-2 in district). We started off the year red hot with an 11-1 record. Then one of our top scorers went down with a knee injury right before Christmas and right before our district tournament our point guard had to quarantine and we missed her a lot during the district tournament. We just caught some bad luck during the second half of the year.”
Mumme said he hopes his team will learn from the experience and build for the future.
“All we can do is learn from how teams adjusted to us in the second half of the year and attack this off-season harder than any other team in state to make sure we put ourselves in the best position possible to make a run this time next year,” Mumme said. “We have an extremely young team that will have a lot of success over the next couple of years. I can’t thank my two seniors enough for helping build the foundation on how I want to run this program. I couldn’t have asked for two better girls to do that with. We’re going to take a few weeks off and reflect on the season and see where we need to improve as a team and as individuals and then we’re getting right back to work for next year.”