The Orioles struggled to find the basket and had some untimely turnovers that led to the non-conference loss.
Ludington fell behind 8-0 to start the game but clawed back to an 11-9 deficit at the end of the first quarter.
But a hot Cadillac from behind the arc broke Ludington as the Vikings drained nine 3-pointers on the night..
Neither team could find much offense in the second quarter, as Ludington trailed 18-14 lat the half.
The Orioles offense picked up in the third but still couldn’t come up with stops on defense, trailing 37-28 to start the fourth.
“You don’t like to lose, but we learned a lot … I guess I’ll say that,” said Ludington head coach Warren Stowe. “To lose now doesn’t hurt.
“It would hurt if it was in the districts. But, you just have to take the good and build from it. We have to move on. We had three unforced turnovers in our first three possessions.
“That stuff comes back to haunt you. We battled a few separate times to claw back into it.”
Keelyn Laird paced the Orioles in scoring with 10 points. Ryann Rohrer and Karli Meysar each had five and Olivia Lynn added four.
Cadillac seniors Ashlyn Lundquist and Kendall Schapiray led the way for the Vikings. Lundquist was the game’s leading scorer with 14 points while Schapiray added 11.
Ludington saw its record drop to 13-5 overall with the loss. The Orioles are scheduled to play again Friday night at home against Catholic Central in the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.