It was a rough outing for the Las Animas High School girls' basketball team at the 27th annual La Junta Holiday Shootout last weekend following a 0-3 finish and a defeat margin averaging 45 points.

It was a rough outing for the Las Animas High School girls' basketball team at the 27th annual La Junta Holiday Shootout last weekend following a 0-3 finish and a defeat margin averaging 45 points.

LAHS suffered their worst loss of the tournament in the opening round of the Shootout at the hands of host La Junta 63-9. While the game was close for a couple of minutes early in the first quarter the Lady Tigers dominated the game after that point.

Las Animas never led as LJ's Annie Davis rebounded a Lauren Addington miss and put the ball into the basket for the first two points of the game. Cara Miller tied the score for Las Animas, but Whitni Oquist knocked down a jumper to again give the lead to La Junta.

Lady Trojan A.J. Foulk made one of two from the free throw line, but the Lady Tigers scored the final 17 points of the first quarter to lead 21-3.

The run continued into the second quarter for La Junta as Waddles, Oquist and Good all scored to increase the Lady Tigers' lead to 27-3. Gracie Davis and Miller scored for Las Animas to end La Junta's 23-0 run, however La Junta finished the quarter on yet another run to lead 34-7 at the break.

The third quarter saw La Junta shut out Las Animas by a 21-0 margin. Addington scored five more points and Oquist buried the only 3-point basket for either team. Six other players scored two points.

Las Animas' Angelica Martinez scored the first points of the fourth quarter, but La Junta scored the final eight points of the game, with Oquist scoring four of them, to take the win.

Three Lady Tigers scored in double figures. Addington led with 16 points, Oquist scored 14 and Waddles 10.

Miller was the Lady Trojans' top scorer with 4 points followed by Anjelica Martinez 2, Davis 2 and Foulk 1.

In total, Las Animas shot 4-30 from the field and 1-2 from the free throw line.

The storyline was much of the same Friday afternoon against Cheraw, resulting in a 64-24 loss for the Trojans.

Cheraw outscored LAHS 22-4 over the first quarter and 16-5 in the second to put the Lady Trojans in a big hole entering the half, 38-9.

Shooting troubles continued for Las Animas in the third quarter as they managed just two points offensively while giving up 17 to the Lady Wolverines, thus increasing the deficit to 55-11.

Las Animas did win the fourth quarter, however, scoring 13 points to Cheraw's 9, helping them to their highest scoring output of the season despite losing 64-24.

Anjelica Melendez lead Las Animas with 6 points, followed by Martinez 5, Hailey Stwalley 4, Davis 3, Fabiola Hernandez 2, Raya Martin 2, and Foulk 1.

The Lady Trojans shot 10-47 from the field, or 21 percent.

Against Trinidad Saturday, LAHS once again found themselves in a big hole early, down 17-2 after one quarter of play. The Lady Trojans kept the dficit within reach in the second quarter by scoring 13 points to Trinidad's 16 to enter the half trailing 33-15.

The third quarter was much like the first, however, as LAHS scored one point to Trinidad's 15, then allowed 14 points in the final period to just 3 points offensively.

Hailey Stwalley scored a Las Animas high 10 points, followed by Lea Vida's 7 and Melendez's 2.

Las Animas will travel to Hoehne Thursday before hosting Crowley County Friday in the final games before holiday break.

They will return to the court Jan. 13 against Swink.