The Carson High girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 60-50 loss to Damonte Ranch on Friday.
Damonte led 23-16 after one quarter and 37-23 at halftime. The Senators fell to 4-4 in Sierra League play. Bella Kordonowy posted a double-double for Carson with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Kordonowy was 9-of-12 from the foul line.
Also for Carson, Tezia Boice scored seven points, Camryn Quilling had six points, Trinity Beard posted five rebounds, Naycy Alvarez had four steals and Abby Pradere added four assists.
Carson played without one of its top players, point guard Lilly Bouza, who’s out for the season with an injury. CHS will host Wooster at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Carson boys fall
The Carson High boys basketball team had another encouraging effort against Damonte Ranch before falling short 59-52. Carson trailed 12-11 after one quarter before Damonte went on an 8-0 run to take a 20-11 lead. But Parsa Hadjighasemi hit one of his four three-pointers to cut the deficit to 20-14. Nathan Smothers scored to pull CHS to within 24-21 late in the first half.
Damonte went on to take a 34-24 lead in the third quarter before Kahle Good scored to pull the Senators within 34-28. After the Mustangs took a 37-28 lead, Smothers went on a personal 7-0 run to pull CHS to within 37-35.
But Damonte pulled away again to take a 51-39 lead in the fourth quarter. Carson mounted one more comeback as Smothers, who also had four threes, hit a three to pull CHS to within 51-44. Hadjighasemi then hit two threes to pull CHS to within 57-52 but that was as class as Carson would get.
Smothers scored 23 points and Hadjighasemi added 19 points. Carson will host Wooster at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Dayton girls fall
The Dayton girls basketball team lost 63-19 to Lowry at home on Friday. “We came out a little flat,” Dayton coach Kelly Frantz said. “We had a tough time against their press, but made mistakes on our own. We didn’t take care passing the ball.”
Hannah Coltrin had six points and seven rebounds while Morgan Boehme added four points. “We didn’t get as many shots up as we would like and we got beat back down the floor, but when we got set defensively, we executed well and rotated quickly,” Frantz said.
Remer takes second
Carson High’s David Remer finished second at the NIAA 4A State Championships at 182 pounds, losing to Faith Lutheran’s Connor Bourne 8-4 in the finals.
Also for CHS at state, Alex Wells went 0-2 at 152 pounds. For Douglas, Chad Singer went 0-2 at 195 pounds.