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The Chrisman Lady Cardinals basketball season came to a halt on December 7th.
“We have had many recent injuries that have caused us to play with a very limited number of people,” Coach Brandon Getche said. “It is not realistic for us to continue to play when were are only able to have five girls healthy enough”.
The high school girls season began on November 15th with a game against Martinsville that the girls had won 36-32. The Lady Cards captured the lead in the first and remained in control of the game. Chrisman’s Kendl Lemmon and Alivia Brinkley had fourteen points each. Kendall Tevebaugh ended the game with eight points and Makenzie Mitchell had two.
The season continued on November 16th against Marshall.
The Lady Lions provided a bit of difficulty against the Lady Cardinals. Chrisman was defeated by Marshall with a final score of 78-7. Kendl Lemmon had six points and Makenzie Mitchell had one for the game.
The game against Hutsonville/Palestine on November 18th provided another struggle for the Lady Cardinals. The Lady Cardinals lost 49-18. Kendl Lemmon and Maecy Johnson led with seven points each. Alivia Brinkley and Makenzie Mitchell ended with two points.
After a few days rest, the Lady Cards moved to a game against Deland-Wheldon.
This game would give the Lady Cardinals their second win of the season with a score of 40-38. Kendl Lemmon led with twelve points and Makenzie Mitchell with ten. Kendall Tevebaugh and Alivia Brinkley finished with nine points each.
The course of the Lady Cardinals season began to change course when they withdrew from the Neoga Thanksgiving Tournament. The season continued with a game against Georgetown-Ridge Farm. Games between Chrisman and Ridge Farm have quickly become a fan favorite. Chrisman fell to the Lady Buffs with a score of 43-37. Kendall Tevebaugh and Olivia Radke finished with nine points each. Kendl Lemmon, Alivia Brinkley and Makenzie Mitchell had six points each.
On December 2nd, the Lady Cardinals traveled to Westville to take on the Lady Tigers. With injuries adding up, the Lady Cardinals struggled for the game, resulting in a 52-23 loss. Kendl Lemmon led with twelve points, followed by Alivia Brinkley with nine and Makenzie Mitchell with two.
Fans of the Lady Cardinals received the news that the 2021 Lady Cardinals season would be put on hold. Games will begin in 2022 with the intention of making up their conference games. “As far as preventing this, these have just been random injuries that have unfortunately happened,” Getche said. “We also have a low amount of players in the first place.”