After finishing their regular season with a 16-4 record the Sidney Cowgirl’s ended their successful year with a loss to St. Albert, Council Bluffs 66-47 on Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Albert.
Sidney found themselves down 33-20 at halftime, but played much better in the second half of play.
Noted scorers for Sidney were;
Head Coach Amy McClintock said they played a team that are used to playing in the Hawkeye Ten, which is a big, physical conference with 2A, 3A, and 4A teams, so Coach McClintock understood her team needed to play their best.
“Everyone needed to have a good night,” McClintock said.  “We had some good looks, but shots didn’t fall for some of the girls and we didn’t make free throws in the first half like we typically make.”
With the Cowgirl’s normally playing with five guards on the court, physicality may have played a factor in loss McClintock noted.
“Sometimes you’re not sure how some kids will handle themselves in big game situations,” said McClintock.  
“It just wasn’t our night as a team.  We had a great season overall and I’m really proud of the girls because they played together and never gave up,” McClintock said.
Liz Lang was the lone senior on this Cowgirl’s team.  McClintock stated that Lang really stepped up the second half of the season and was an important factor on offense and defense.
Sidney has no reason to hang their heads as they went undefeated in conference play and winning the conference tournament.
“We knew we would be in a tougher situation this year with those losses and being bumped up to 2A,” McClintock said.
Next season looks promising for the Cowgirl’s as they will return four of their five starters and girl’s that have solid playing time McClintock added.
“It’s never fun to lose and nobody ever wants to lose, but when you do, it’s really how you handle it that teaches some of the lessons in life,” said McClintock.  “This is a good group of kids that will be ready to work towards a deep run next year in post season.”