What a difference a three makes.
Such was certainly the case in Lawrence-Nelson's 40-32 win over Silver Lake Tuesday night in Class D-2 girls basketball sub-district playoff game at Adams Central.
After hitting 6-of-14 from three-point range in a 36-33 home win over the Lady Raiders on Jan.
31, the Lady Mustangs fell cold from long distance — or any distance for that matter — connecting on just 2-of-15 3-point attempts and 8-of-23 from two-point range. About the only time their shots were falling — aside from warm-ups — were from the charity stripe, where they knocked down a respectable 10 of 16 shots.
"The difference was we could not make a basket," Silver Lake head coach Keith Crowe said. "It seems like the shots wouldn't fall. I give a lot of credit to Lawrence-Nelson. They did a nice job of keeping the ball out of the post area to us.