Foul trouble plagued the Pawhuska Lady Huskies in Friday night’s 55-46 loss to the Dewey Lady Bulldoggers Friday night at Oren Terrill Fieldhouse.
Three of the Lady Huskies — Kyliegh Riebel, Kianna Taylor and Sierra Sellers — fouled out in the fourth quarter. Starters Riebel and Sellers saw their playing time limited as they picked up their third fouls in the first half.
Riebel fouled out with a little more than 4 minutes left in the fourth. Sellers was next at the 3:10 mark and Taylor hit the bench with less than 10 seconds left in the game.
There were 52 fouls called during the game.
“Don’t blame the officiating, but that game got called in a way that really made it tough for us to win,” Coach Luke Broadbent said.
The Lady Huskies want to press the entire game, but all the foul calls made it difficult, Broadbent said. The Pawhuska players must adjust their game to the officiating.
“We have to make an adjustment and get better out there. It’s not the referee’s fault. They called it as they saw fit,” Broadbent said.
The score was close for the first three quarters. Pawhuska led 9-4 after the first quarter. Dewey scored 19 in the second to take a 23-16 halftime lead. Pawhuska rallied in the third, but trailed 39-37 heading into the final stanza.
The Lady Bulldoggers pulled away in the fourth as Pawhuska players started having seats on the bench. Dewey outscored Pawhuska 16-9 in the fourth.
Tristian Hinkle and Ashlee Bridges were instrumental for the Lady Bulldoggers in the fourth quarter. Each scored 6 points — all on 3 pointers.
Riebel led the Pawhuska attack with 13 points. Kaiti Moen and Arianna Soliano added 9 and 7, respectively for the Lady Huskies.
Addison Moll and Karissa Jones led the Lady Bulldoggers with 12 points apiece. Madi Lawrence and Hinkle also scored in double figures with 11 and 10 each.