After a slow first quarter, the Skyline High School girls’ basketball team managed to crank up their offense in Friday night’s home game against Central Christian. The Thunderbirds tripled their points in the second quarter, but fell to the Cougars 46-25.

The first quarter belonged to the Cougars as they put 13 points on the board, while holding Skyline to just a three ball from Bailey DeClue. DeClue put two more points on the board to start the second. A six-point quarter by senior Jessica DeWeese helped lead the Thunderbirds to a ten point second period. They went into halftime down 28-13.

The Lady Thunderbirds again had trouble getting shots to fall in the third. DeWeese went 2-4 from the line while Payje Orler added a basket. The Cougars scored eight more points, putting them up 36-17 after three. DeWeese had another good showing in the four, scoring three on the and-one and adding two free throws late in the quarter. Orler added three points making it an eight-point quarter for Skyline. Central Christian scored ten points in the final period to win the game 46-25.

Skyline 3-13-17-25

Central Christian 13-28-36-46

Betsy Giles 2, Payje Orler 5, Bailey DeClue 5, Jessica DeWeese 13.