The Dragon girls basketball team had one of their strongest defensive efforts of the year Wednesday, but a fourth-quarter rally came up short in a 34-31 loss to Lawrence Central.
NP trailed 27-18 going into the fourth and outscored LC 13-7 in the final period, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit.
Prior to the game, the Dragons honored three-year varsity players Emma Laughlin and Gia Nitschke, the first two seniors for the program since 2012. Laughlin & Nitschke have been critical pieces of the Dragons’ rebuilding into a team that has won 19 games in the last two seasons.
The Dragons close out the home schedule Saturday against Greenwood, with an 11 a.m. JV tipoff.
The Dragon JV beat LC 46-29.