The Rolla High School girls’ basketball team ended its regular season by falling to Springfield Glendale 44-36 in Ozark Conference action Friday night at the RHS gym.


It was Senior Night for the Lady Bulldogs.


Rolla ends the regular season with a 11-13 overall record and a 4-5 conference mark. The Springfield Glendale Lady Falcons end the regular season 15-9 and 7-2.


The Rolla High School girls’ basketball team ended its regular season by falling to Springfield Glendale 44-36 in Ozark Conference action Friday night at the RHS gym.

It was Senior Night for the Lady Bulldogs.

Rolla ends the regular season with a 11-13 overall record and a 4-5 conference mark. The Springfield Glendale Lady Falcons end the regular season 15-9 and 7-2.

Rolla is the No. 2 seed for the Missouri Class 5 District 10 Tournament, to be held next week at Camdenton High School. The Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to play third-seeded Camdenton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals. The girls’ district title game is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

On Friday Rolla fell behind Glendale early on and trailed the rest of the way.

The Lady Falcons took a 13-6 lead after the first quarter. Rolla outscored Glendale 12-9 in the second period to cut its halftime deficit to 22-18.

However, RHS simply couldn’t score with Glendale in the second half.

Glendale outscored Rolla 18-10 in the third period. A driving layup by sophomore guard Julia Wells with 1:37 remaining gave the Lady Falcons a 40-27 advantage. Rolla trailed 40-28 entering the fourth quarter.

The Lady Falcons opened the final period with four unanswered points. And two free throws by 6-0 junior Kate Frazier at the 7:00 mark gave Glendale its largest lead of the game, 44-28.

Rolla’s deficit was in double figures the rest of the way.

Ashlee Rightnowar, a 5-8 junior, had 12 points to lead Rolla. It was the final home game for RHS seniors Kaylyn Stoll, Caitlin McFarland, Ijeoma Okafor and Kelsey Hunt. All four were in the starting lineup.

Megan Deines, a 6-0 sophomore, fired in 18 points to pace Glendale. One of Glendale’s assistant coaches, Andrea (Payne) Otto, is a 2005 RHS graduate who was a state-qualifying track athlete as well as a volleyball and basketball player for the Lady Bulldogs. Otto, a Missouri State graduate, was the Glendale freshman head coach this season.

Rolla’s junior varsity team finished undefeated in conference play by beating Glendale 44-36. The RHS jayvee squad ends its season with a 14-5 overall record.

The Rolla jayvee squad led 12-3 after the first period and went into halftime up 22-19. Rolla led 31-25 heading into the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Kaela Cheesman led a balanced Rolla jayvee attack with 13 points.