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JH Girls Basketball Loses to Smith Center

The Ellis Jr. High Girls Basketball team played Smith Center in the second round of the MCEL tournament on December 3rd.  The Lady Railers fought hard against the 2nd seeded Smith Center for a tight game to the finish.  Ellis led at the half 13 to 11 but struggled to get points on the board in the third quarter and Smith Center was able to get shots to fall for a Smith Center lead at the end of the third quarter 26 to 15.  Ellis kept fighting to the end holding Smith Center to four points in the fourth quarter but came up short with Smith Center winning 30 to 24.

Leading scorer for Ellis was Emily Eck with 18 points.  Hannah Schiel had four and Kylee Pfeifer had two.  Leading rebounder for Ellis was MaKenna Kohl with nine boards.  Schiel had five rebounds followed by Eck and Pfeifer each with three and Emily James with two.  Harlie Bittel and Myah McCoy each had one rebound.

Coach Butler