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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Orrick Lady Bearcats got the Wellington-Napoleon Invitational started on a good note with their win over Hardin-Central Tuesday, but had to settle for fourth place. The Lady Bearcats dropped a 53-43 decision to the top seed and host Lady Tigers in the semifinal Thursday evening and fell to Concordia 57-30 Saturday afternoon in the third-place game.
Orrick, now 5-10, struggled getting the offense untracked Saturday against Concordia. The Orioles relied on Hailee Langkrahr and Kayla Brackman to provide all the scoring they would need. Langkrahr hit for a game-high 22 points – 11 of those coming in the opening period as Concordia raced out to a 16-8 lead. Orrick had held a 6-2 lead to begin the afternoon, but the Orioles bounced back with an 11-0 run to take control.
Breckman chipped in 19 points.
The Concordia defense kept Orrick outside the paint throughout the afternoon and held Madison Winters, who was selected to the all-tournament team, to 8 points. Madison Endsley led the Lady Bearcat scoresheet with 14 points.
Concordia continued to build its lead throughout the second quarter as Breckman began to find the range. She hit for 6 points in the frame as the Orioles took a 32-14 advantage into the intermission.
The complete story is in the Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 Richmond News.