Eudora Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team ended its season in bittersweet fashion on Saturday in the KCAA state tournament.
The Eagles fell, 49-40, to WAHAA in the third-place game.
The fourth-place distinction at state, however, was the best finish in Kevin Shelton’s eight years of coaching the program.
“We’re disappointed, but satisfied. We know we accomplished something we’ve never accomplished,” Shelton said. “We just fell a little short. I’m really proud of the effort our girls put forth tonight.”
The Eagles (13-11) put themselves in an early hole by scoring only 10 points in the first half. They scored 30 in the second half, but it was too late.
Kristen Finger led Veritas with 11 points, while Madison Bennett had nine. Bethany Snow poured in 23 points to lead WAHAA.