LINDEN – The Lady Chargers had the difficult task of hosting their first round sectional opponent on their last regular season home game, and senior night. Western Boone jumped out to a 15-6 lead after one and cruised to the 52-25 win.

“We approached to win it,” Charger coach Ryan Nuppnau said. “There are different philosophies that you don’t show them everything you got, but we wanted to win both and give it everything we had.”

“Unfortunately, we got flustered with their different defenses and couldn’t make adjustments,” he continued. “We had 26 turnovers, which are too many.”

The Stars finished with two in double figures led by Madison Jones’ 24. Callie Gubera finished with 12 for Western Boone who shot 45 percent from the floor.

The Chargers were led by Cheyenne Warren’s 12 and Becca Adams eight.

Friday marked the final home game for the three North Montgomery seniors, Carli Cahill, Lauren McClaskey and Warren.

“I’m proud of them,” Nuppnau said. “They’ve had two great seasons, and all three of them have stepped up and improved tremendously. They’ve done a great job of propelling this program to the next level.”

“I’m proud of Lauren being more aggressive and confident with the basketball,” he continued. Cheyenne has that shooter’s mentality, and Carli was coming on, until she hurt her ankle. They’ve left the program better than what they inherited it, and I’m proud of that.”

The Chargers and Stars will meet again Wednesday in the second game of the Western Boone sectional at 7:30 p.m.