Basketball: Sting girls ousted by Foley, 43-40

The Spectrum Sting girls’ best season ended with a 43-40 loss to a good Foley Falcons team in the first round of Section 5AA on Thursday evening in Foley.

“We played about as good as we ever had. We could have won,” said coach Lenny Sedlock. “We lost to a very good team. Our girls showed heart and a passion for hoops. What they did on that one night will remain in their hearts forever. They took the loss hard.”

Brynn Bozich scored 16 points for the Sting, playing the last 16 minutes with four fouls as the starters stayed on the court the whole second half. Rachel Stevenson scored 12. Noelle Diekman had 6 points and 10 rebounds, and Katelynn Bozich 6 points (6-for-6 on free shots) and 11 rebounds. Rachel Goldsmith played stout defense with 6  rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

The No. 6 seeded Sting finished 17-8 in the program’s third season, and first winning season.

Kenzie Singman led No. 3 seed Foley (17-10) with 12 points and Cassie Larson was next with nine. The Falcons won at the free throw line with 16 good free shots.

“Our program took a step forward,” said Sedlock about the season. “Wish we were not done. Great group to work with. Also my assistants (Alicia Hannan and Nicki Luehrs) do one great job with a love for these girls.”