ELGIN – The Altus Junior High 7th grade girls put up a good fight Monday night against the Elgin Lady Owls but found themselves coming up short in a 42-19 loss.
The game was much closer than the score would indicate.
Altus used a tough defense to hold the Lady Owls to four points in the first quarter. Altus went into the second frame down only 4-2.
Missed lay-ups and free throws doomed the Lady Dawgs in the second frame and Elgin took advantage, outscoring the Lady Dawgs 19-7 to take a 23-9 halftime lead.
Altus was able to cut into the Elgin lead midway through the third quarter at 25-17 but Elgin scored the last six points of the quarter to take a 31-17 edge heading into the final quarter.
The Lady Owls were able to outscore Altus 11-2 in that final frame to take the victory.
Altus was led by Jordan Benway, who scored 13 points.
Altus, now 3-5 on the season, will take a break for Christmas and return to the court on January 6 when they travel to always tough Anadarko.
ELGIN- 42 ALTUS- 19
ALTUS – Benway 5-3-13, Leyja 0-1-1, McGill 2-1-5. Totals: 7-5-19
ELK CITY- 37 ALTUS- 13
ALTUS – Benway 2-2-6, Leyja 0-2-2, McGill 1-1-3, McQuiggan 1-0-2. Totals: 4-5-13.