The Pierce City Lady Eagles fell 46-40 to the East Newton Lady Patriots on Dec. 10.
"We played hard throughout the game and came close a few times, but we struggled capitalizing in key moments of the game," said Pierce City coach Rob Guerin.
The Lady Patriots led 9-8 at the end of the first period. East Newton outscored the Lady Eagles 15-9 in the second frame to lead 24-17 at the break.
The green and gold outpaced East Newton 11-5 in the third period to trail 29-28 heading into the final quarter.
Scoring for Pierce City: Krishna Merriman 18 points; Emily Ashley 13; Mattie Brottlund and Christine Younker, 4 each; and Shania Hogan, 1.
Pierce City will host McAuley on Dec. 13. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.