While looking for a new leader on the court, according to head coach Jennifer Douglas, El Reno High School’s girls basketball team continues to struggle to find wins on the scoreboard.
El Reno, which tumbled seven spots in the newest Class 5A poll to No.11, slipped to 0-3 on the season last week with a 70-41 setback at Shawnee, ranked No.11 in Class 6A.
“Right now we are lacking motivation and intensity and we are looking for a new leader,” said Douglas.
The Indians are 0-2 against Suburban Conference teams, though neither game counts toward the league championship which won’t be settled until mid-February.
“Girls are having to step up at some new positions and we need to find a new leader and then follow that leader every night out no matter what,” said Douglas.
El Reno did not have a bad overall shooting night against the Wolves, who led 14-11 after one period and 34-22 at the break. The killer, though, was a 17-8 break by Shawnee in the third period which led to a 51-19 deficit going into the fourth period.
Shawnee outscored El Reno 19-11 over the final eight minutes.
Douglas’ team closed the game hitting 14-of-30 shots from inside the arc for 47 percent.
However, the overall shooting percentage for EHS slipped to 36 percent after a 1-of-12 effort (8.3 percent) from the 3-point arc.
El Reno left seven points on the free-throw line after a 10-of-17 effort for 59 percent.
Ashlyn Evans was the lone El Reno player in double digits with 12 points off 5-of-7 shooting including the team’s only made 3-pointer. The freshman added four rebounds and a blocked shot.
Charlee Bushyhead led those players in single digits with eight points after making 4-of-8 attempts from the post. The senior flirted with a double-double but closed with eight rebounds.
Fellow post player Kiera Davis tossed in six points and a pair of rebounds, while Bobbi Botone had five points, a steal and a rebound.
Jaylin Reveles had four points, four rebounds and two assists, while Kenzie Holsted followed with three points and two steals. Sierra Sioux added a free throw and a carom.