A late rally fell short and the Pioneer Ridge eighth grade girls varsity basketball team dropped a 27-16 decision at Ottawa last week.
The Jags cut the lead to within four points in the fourth quarter but couldn’t overcome the deficit and lost to the whirlwinds.
“We got off to a slow start but the kids never gave up and I was proud of the effort,” said Coach Jeff Davidson.
Despite the loss, Pioneer got seven points from Morgan McIntire. Jayda Specht had three points, while Adrea Kent, Kaela Needham and Mia Vallery, two points each.
Vallery had four rebounds and Holly Maska, three rebounds.