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Brooklyn Diederich and Madilyn Melton challenge for a loose ball during a recent home game for the Louisburg Lady Cats. Louisburg defeated Fort Scot on the road Thursday, Feb. 18, and fell to Piper at home Friday, Feb. 20. 

LOUISBURG — The Lady Pirates upset the Lady Cats in a showdown with the Frontier League title hanging in the balance.

Piper defeated Louisburg at home Friday, Feb. 19, by a final of 48-35.

The Louisburg Lady Cats fell to 15-3 with the loss. Piper improved to 10-5.

Madilyn Melton led the Lady Cats offensively, scoring 13 points. Alyse Moore had 12 points.

Brooklyn Diederich, Jordan Mynsted and Megan Foote also scored.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Louisburg Lady Cats.

The Louisburg girls ran past Fort Scott on the road Thursday, Feb. 18, posting a 58-24 victory. Louisburg is 8-0 on the road this season.

Foote scored 13 points to pace Louisburg. Mynsted added 10 points.

Diederich finished with nine points. Emma Lohse, Brianne Kuhlman, Moore and Melton also scored.

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