Lake Orion’s Girls Basketball season ends in heartbreaking loss to Romeo

Lake Orion’s Girls Basketball season ends in heartbreaking loss to Romeo

The start of district playoffs meant a clean slate for Lake Orion’s girls basketball team. The ladies had finished their regular season 8-12 overall and 4-10 in the OAA White.
The Dragons were scheduled to take on the MAC White Division leaders and champions Romeo High School in the Dragon field house on Monday.
The ladies found themselves down by ten at the end of the first quarter and continued to be outshot throughout the first half.
The Dragons were down 21-13 by the end of the first half.
During half time, the ladies re-entered the field house looking ready for a fight.
Romeo’s shooters seemed to lose their mojo as Lake Orion snagged rebound after rebound to close the gap slightly. They kept the Bulldogs to just 7 points and finished the third quarter 28-24.
The ladies started the fourth quarter out hot. After a perfectly timed three point shot by Grace Vukelich, the Dragons took the lead for the first time and an upset looked like it was within reach.
However, foul trouble later in the fourth helped the Bulldogs pull further ahead by sinking free throw after free throw.
Lake Orion lost with a final score of 42-33. This game signified the end for seniors Paytin Shadaia, Sophia Wyborski, Grace Berger, Abbey Maresh, Kylie Anderson and Katie Janoss. — M.K.