CENTRALIA — The No. 7 seed Ladybirds were outscored 18-0 by the No. 2 Lady Panthers in the second quarter of Monday night's first-round loss at the 63rd-annual Centralia Invitational Tournament.
North Callaway (0-3) was only down 13-11 after one quarter, but Salisbury's second-quarter surge helped it build a 31-11 lead at halftime. The Ladybirds outscored the Lady Panthers 19-17 in the second half, but couldn't recover from their second-quarter breakdown.
Senior guard Kenzie Ausfahl hit 4-of-8 attempts from 3-point range to supply 14 points as the only player to make it into double figures for North Callaway. Senior guard Heather Thurman grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
"One quarter killed us," Ladybirds head coach Morgan Beamer said. "I saw some good things, but there are still a lot of things we need to work on.
"We have to learn to play four quarters."
Khloe Wyatt countered with a game-high 16 points to spark Salisbury (3-1). Bryn Wooldridge supplied 13 points.
North Callaway faces No. 6 seed Hallsville in the consolation semifinals at 9 tonight.