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Ladue Girls' Basketball Season Ends On A Sour Note

The 20-6 Rams fall to Webster Groves 64-54 in district play at St. Louis U. High.

Ladue High got a mixed bag of results in district basketball at St. Louis U. High yesterday. While the boys defeated Roosevelt, 49-38, the Webster girls were just to big and too strong and too quick for the Lady Rams. Ladue saw its season end, falling to the Lady Statesmen 64-54.

Junior center Taylor Robinson played the second half like she didn’t want to end the season. She scored 12 points; 10 coming in the second half.

It was a brilliant game for Ladue’s two forwards. Junior Natalie Grimm had 19 points; Liz Greenberg, also a junior poured in 16. But the Rams could not keep Webster off the boards.

The resilient Statesmen pulled steadily away coming down the stretch. Jordan Thompson, senior guard had an all-around outstanding game in the Danis Field house at St. Louis U. High, leading all scorers with 21 points.

Webster is 19-8, and next faces St. Joseph’s Academy, the area’s No. 2 team in Thursdays semifinal game at 5 o’clock.

At halftime, Webster was clinging to a 28-24 lead. With 4:15 left in the third quarter, Greenberg scored a layup for a momentary 34-33 lead. Then, Webster steadily pulled away on performances by Thompson, Leah Brand, Miriam Bohlmann Kunz and Abbie Paloucek.

Late in the game, Ladue’s Kate Holloway was flagged for a technical. She fired the ball to the deck in front of a referee. Holloway , playing her last game ever for Ladue went out with 14 points.

Paloucek had 11 for Webster; Bohlman Kunz had 10 and Brand had 8.

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