The Lady Indians of Osage were on deck at the Richland Invitational Tournament last week and brought home a third place trophy when all was said and done.
Facing Dixon in the opening round, the ladies fell behind 6-0 to start the first quarter. Quickly getting their game together, the girls made it a game and took a four-point deficit into the half.
Dixon came out in the second half fully recharged and poured it on, outscoring Osage in the third quarter and closing down the lanes to extend their lead to 38-21 by the end of the third quarter. Osage came back, scoring seven points to Dixon's nine in the final round, but Dixon took the win with a 47-30 final score.
Taylor Davidson led the ladies in the effort with 11 points and Daisy Ralston added eight.
In the second round, Osage faced the host team Richland and pulled out a 51-29 victory.
The ladies rolled out an aggressive first quarter lead of 16-7 after the first quarter and held onto the lead into the half, despite being outscored by Richland in the second.
The third quarter was a struggle for both teams, but Osage put up nine more while holding the Richland girls to just one basket. The Indians took it home with a 16-point final quarter to take the win.
Daisy Ralston was the point leader with 12 on the night. Izzy Morris came alive with 10 and senior Amanda Blaeuer contributed eight. Taylor Davidson, Mikaela Dullard, Monica Cisar and Kenzie Depee bucketed five points each and Vanessa Webber closed it out with a free throw.
Blaeuer, Cisar and Ralston were the leading rebounders for the Indians.
On Thursday, the ladies faced off for the third place showdown with Vienna.
Osage hit the ground running with a 14-9 lead after the first quarter. Vienna fought back and tied it up at 21 by halftime.
The ladies went back to the game plan that got them there and shared the duties on the court, outscoring Vienna 19-11 in the third quarter. They kept up the pressure and held Vienna to only six in the final round while sinking fourteen points for themselves. The final score was Osage 54 and Vienna 38.
"The third and fourth quarters were our best of the season," said head coach Scott Rowland. "Taylor had some three point sets and Izzy and Mandy had a great second half, which was key to the game I was really pleased with the way they shared and moved the ball."
It's a home stand this week, with the Lady Indians were hosting Eugene this past Monday and Versailles on Thursday. They will participate in the Camdenton Girls Shootout this Saturday.