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Lady Bears Drop Overtime Game To Thayer Monday

The Ava Lady Bears opened the SCA season at Thayer Monday night and fell in overtime to the Lady Bobcats, 48-45.
Ava led Thayer 12-6 after one quarter but the Bobcats closed the margin to 18-17 at halftime. At the end of regulation, the game was deadlocked at 39-all.
McKenna Hunsaker led the Lady Bears with 15 points on the night. Emily Guengerich, Callie Eubanks and Jacey Swofford each had eight points, Hope Evans had four and Lakota Blakey added one.
The Ava girls will play at home tonight, hosting Neosho in non-conference play, and will host Houston in conference play on Monday, Jan. 12.
The Lady Bears and Coach Steve Sanders are 4-5 overall and 0-1 in conference play.