Leeton suffered its first loss of the season in the Skyline Tournament semifinals, falling 62-50 to Class 3 Clever.

Clever got an early lead on the Lady Bulldogs, going up 12-11 at the end of the first quarter.

Leeton overtook the Lady Jays in the second frame, leading 20-19 at halftime.

The Lady Bulldogs held the lead all the way up to the three minute, three second mark of the fourth quarter when Clever tied the game up at 48-48.

The Lady Jays outscored Leeton 12-2 in the final three minutes of action to knock off the No. 5 team in Class 1.

Bailey Fleming paced Leeton with 17 points and Regan Shaffer added 15.

Leeton will face Climax Springs in the third place game on Friday, Jan. 17.

Sports Editor Randy Speer can be reached by emailing randy.speer@dsjnow.com, by calling (660) 747-8123 or on Twitter at @RandySpeer_DSJ.

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