The Republic Lady Tigers struggled against the full-court pressure of top-ranked Webb City, and ended their season with a loss in the sectional round of the playoffs, 60-34. From the beginning, the Lady Cardinals used stifling full-court pressure to force turnovers and get easy baskets. After the Lady Tigers took a 3-2 lead, Webb City rattled off 17 points in a row. They led 23-6 at the end of the 1st quarter.
The 2nd quarter was the lone bright spot for Republic. They fought back to close the gap to 13 at one point, and trailed by 14 at the half, 33-19.
But Webb City dominated in the 2nd half, building a 20-point lead through three quarters, and outscoring Republic 14-8 in the final period.
Senior Kayce Duvall was the leading scorer for the Lady Tigers, with 9 points. Courtney Gardner had 6, Sarah Kreul had 5, and Kyla Fieth and Jayme Sifferman scored 4 apiece.
Webb City got 16 points from Kaitlin Jaeger, 15 from Halley Roderique and 14 from Kyndal Clark.
Webb City improves to 27-1. Republic ends its season at 12-13.