AC girls drop tough one to Aurora

Adams Central's Jorji Johnson (left) and Kailey Rader try to
gain possession of the ball against Aurora's Amanda Johnson

The Adams Central girls basketball team hasn’t had the easiest of starts in its schedule.

The Patriots had back-to-back games against Class B competition, opening with a 68-44 setback to 10th-ranked Holdrege on Friday.
The Class C-1 Patriots didn’t back down against Aurora (2-0) Saturday afternoon, and even had a chance to pull out a come-from-behind victory but fell 47-43 at Adams Central.

After trailing by as many as nine points in the first half, trailing 29-21 at halftime, AC (0-2) cut the Aurora lead to just three in the third quarter.

Then in the fourth, freshman Jacki Fowler hit a 3-pointer with 13.9 seconds remaining to cut the Aurora lead back to three at 46-43. All AC needed to do was get a quick foul, and maybe have one more possession for the tie.

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