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Redbirds can't shoot their way past Chieftains
Times photo: Adam Krebs Darlingtons Mariah Gibson tries to save a loose ball from going out of bounds in the first quarter of the Redbirds loss to Potosi. Gibson finished with four points.
DARLINGTON - Going against Potosi in a night of Redbird double-headers, the girls team was hoping to get the kind of win the boys did. However, the shooting bug struck the Lady Redbirds, and Darlington fell 47-28.

"It was not pretty," Redbirds head coach Kurt Cohen said. "It was not pretty from just about everyone on our team."

Darlington shot just 15 percent from the floor against the Chieftains (7-for-46).

The first quarter flew as neither team got rolling to start the game. The Redbirds got a pair of lay ups by Mariah Gibson early on and tied the game up at 7-7 headed into the second.

The game remained tied for the first two minutes of the second quarter - but then Potosi took off.

By halftime, the Chieftains had taken a 22-10 lead, outscoring the Redbirds 15-3 in the second quarter.

The third quarter was much of the same, with Potosi again outscoring Darlington 17-2.

"We didn't handle the press very well at all. It's not that we had a lot of turnovers, we just took too many quick shots and didn't rebound," Cohen said.

Darlington managed only seven field goals in the game compared to Potosi's 18.

Miranda Wiegel led the Redbirds with six points. Katie Martin had five, and Kari Blosch and Gibson each added four points. Eight total Darlington players scored in the loss.

The Redbirds (5-2, 1-1 SWAL) will now look to rebound next Tuesday, Jan. 6 when they travel to take on Iowa-Grant.