The Evergreen Lady Cougars were defeated by host and top-seeded Broomfield 61-29 in the second round of the 4A state girls basketball tournament March 1.
“Broomfield is tough. They have been No.1 all year in state, and we have already played them once and lost by 40,” Evergreen head coach Amy Mohr said after the Lady Cougars advanced to play Broomfield with a 39-34 home victory in the first round over Discovery Canyon on Feb. 26.
Rife with fouls and free throws the Lady Cougars topped Discovery Canyon thanks to 17-of-21 shooting from the free-throw line.
The match-up between the Lady Cougars and Lady Thunder was not a fireworks show. In fact, neither team hit a 3-pointer all night. But when it came to free throws made and controlling the boards, Evergreen had its game locked down.
Evergreen picked up 14 defensive rebounds — five of which from leading scorer Samantha Kisiel. The freshman scored 10 points, including four on free throws.
Both teams had too many turnovers — Evergreen with 17 and Discovery Canyon had 18.
“As soon as we were able to pick it up on the defensive end we were able to make some stops, we were able to make some attacks and score on them,” Mohr said.
With the loss to Broomfield, the Lady Cougars’ season ended with a 13-12 record.