Capital City girls basketball falls to late surge by Father Tolton

Capital City's Danijah Fluellen drives to the basket as Ava Kotovsky of Father Tolton defends during Monday night’s game at Capital City High School. (Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune)
Capital City's Danijah Fluellen drives to the basket as Ava Kotovsky of Father Tolton defends during Monday night’s game at Capital City High School. (Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune)

The Capital City Lady Cavaliers dropped a 51-46 decision Monday night to the Father Tolton Lady Trailblazers at Capital City High School.

The two teams traded points for much of the first quarter, which ended with Tolton holding a 9-7 advantage.

The Lady Cavaliers opened the second quarter with a 6-0 run -- getting two baskets from Michele Narug and a steal and layup by Addison Jones -- to take a 13-9 advantage. Capital City led 18-15 at the half.

Capital City used another big surge at the start of the third quarter to take its biggest lead of the game. The Lady Cavaliers opened with a 3-pointer by Jones, followed by a jumper by Aslyn Marshall and a three-point play by Jones to make it 26-15 less than two minutes into the second half.

But Tolton battled back, outscoring Capital City 15-6 the remainder of the quarter to cut the Lady Cavaliers’ lead to 32-30 heading to the fourth quarter.

It was back and forth for much of the fourth quarter. The game was tied on four separate occasions, the last after a putback by Jada Anderson of Capital City knotted the contest at 44 with two minutes left.

The Lady Trailblazers outscored the Lady Cavaliers 7-2 the rest of the way to pick up the victory.

Sadie Sexauer finished with 26 points to lead Tolton (14-9).

Jones finished with 10 points to lead Capital City. Danijah Fluellen and Anderson added eight points each for the Lady Cavaliers.

Capital City (7-17) will return to Central Missouri Activities Conference action Wednesday night against Helias at Rackers Fieldhouse. The JV game will start at 6 p.m., with the varsity contest to follow around 7:30 p.m.