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Turnovers haunt Lady Wildcats in home defeat against Leyton


John Verser

Banner County's Ashlynne Hanan, right, drives up the court on a fast break play in Friday's loss to Leyton.

Turnovers haunted the Banner County girls in a 60-33 home loss on Friday against Leyton.

The Lady Wildcats (1-5) held close early before turnovers proved the difference in the defeat. Banner turned the ball over 41 times, compared to just 17 turnovers for Leyton.

MaKenna Dahlgrin got things going early for Banner, scoring a layup with an assist from Shay White for a 2-0 lead just 47 seconds into the game. Leyton came back for a 6-3 advantage, before Ashlynne Hanan's jumper at the 3:24 mark of the first quarter cut the deficit to 6-4. Leyton took a 9-4 lead before a White free throw made it 9-5, and held an 11-5 advantage heading into the second quarter.

Turnovers haunted the Lady Wildcats for much of the second quarter. They had turnovers on their first six possessions of the quarter as Leyton expanded its lead to 20-5 with 6:22 left in the half. After a time out, Hanan's jumper at the 6:02 mark of the half stopped the bleeding and cut the deficit to 19-7, but it was too much for the Lady Wildcats to overcome.

Leyton led 35-16 at halftime and outscored Banner 14-1 in the third quarter.

Dahlgrin had a strong game for the Lady Wildcats with a double-double. The freshman scored a team-high 13 points, pulled down 10 boards and also led the way with five blocks. Hanan added nine points and eight rebounds for Banner.

Score by quarter

Leyton 11 24 14 11 - 60

Banner 5 11 1 16 - 33


MaKenna Dahlgrin 13, Ashlynne Hanan 9, Savannah Jordan 3, Shay White 3, Courtney Knisley 2, Emily Singleton 2, Paige Cross 2.


MaKenna Dahlgrin 10, Ashlynne Hanan 8, Shay White 5, Taylor Evans 3, Paige Cross 2, Savannah Jordan 1, Sierra Flores 1, Courtney Knisley 1.


Shay White 1, Courtney Knisley 1, Emily Singleton 1.


Shay White 4, Savannah Jordan 4, MaKenna Dahlgrin 3, Emily Singleton 2, Christina Grubbs 1, Ashlynne Hanan 1.


MaKenna Dahlgrin 5, Taylor Evans 2, Shay White 1.

Creek Valley 63, Banner County 22

Banner dropped a 63-22 game at Creek Valley on Saturday.

The Lady Wildcats fell behind 20-9 in the first quarter and trailed 36-13 at halftime.

Hanan led the team with 10 points, while Dahlgrin added five points and five rebounds.

Score by quarter

Banner 9 4 5 4 - 22

CV 20 16 10 17 - 63


John Verser

Banner County's MaKenna Dahlgrin, left, drives around a Leyton defender in Friday's game.

Ashlynne Hanan 10, MaKenna Dahlgrin 5, Paige Cross 4, Savannah Jordan 2, Shay White 1.


MaKenna Dahlgrin 5, Taylor Evans 4, Ashlynne Hanan 4, Savannah Jordan 3, Shay White 3, Emily Singleton 1, Abby Russell 1, Paige Cross 1.


Savannah Jordan 3, Taylor Evans 1, Emily Singleton 1, Paige Cross 1.


Taylor Evans 2, MaKenna Dahlgrin 1.


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