Cougars fall in regional semi


LAPORTE CITY- Two of the eight state tournament qualifiers from a year ago met in a regional semi-final here Friday.

Springville continued the march back to Wells Fargo, turning back a furious rally by the AGWSR girls’ basketball team, 53-49.

The 12th-ranked Cougars erased a double-digit halftime deficit and had a shot at the lead in the final seconds. Down one with 12-seconds, AGWSR missed a layup, were forced to foul and the Orioles sealed the deal with free throws.

“We almost did it and if that basket would have went down I am sure we would be talking about a win,” said AGWSR coach Laurie Gann.

For the full story see Tuesday's edition of the paper.