JV Girls’ Basketball Succeeds Against Stony Point

Nicole Dhar, Photographer

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  • Karissa Simchick ‘18 looks to drive through triple team.

    Photo By Jaikem Murphy

  • Annalise Galiguez ‘20 floats the ball over two defenders.

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  • Kooper Giles ‘19 avoids the defender to attempt a layup.

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  • Karissa Simchich ‘18 shoots free her free throw.

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  • Jenny Todd ‘19 looks to pass the ball to Kooper Giles ‘19.

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The JV girls’ basketball team was successful once more against Stony Point High School on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Displaying lots of teamwork and hard effort they managed to end the game with a 18-point lead with a final score of 59-41.

The game began with Karissa Simchick ‘18 sinking a three. Westwood called the first timeout when the Warriors were leading 7-2. Simchick then sunk another three causing the Tigers to call a timeout. Finishing the first quarter the Warriors had double the Tigers’ points, 18-9.

“The most exciting part of the game for me was that I played really well in this game and made the four free throws that I shot in the first quarter,” Simchick said. “We also had a lot of good offensive plays which helped us beat Stony Point by almost 20 points.”

Starting the second quarter with a good lead the Warriors kept it up as Kooper Giles ‘20 got the first two points of the quarter with a layup. Tensions rose as Stony Point began to catch up by getting many rebounds and turnovers. The Warriors called a timeout at 22-18 to decide how they were going to beat the Tigers and stay in the lead. Finishing off the half the Warriors maintained the lead by seven ending the second quarter 31-24.

Karissa Simchick had a good game going four for four from the three-point line, and Kooper Giles was oSur leading scorer and rebounder,” JV coach Jamie Coy said.

The Lady Warriors started off with the first two points shot by Archita Sivakumar ‘18. During the third quarter there were multiple fouls by the Tigers, allowing the Warriors to get points off of their strong free throws. They worked hard to get all the rebounds they could and get back on defense quickly, ending the third quarter 44-33.

Going into the last quarter with an 11-point lead the Warriors still started off the quarter with the first points with a three-pointer by Giles. In this last quarter the Warriors focused on good defense and only allowed the Tigers to score eight points. The Lady Warriors were able to start and finish strong with Giles shooting the last point with a free throw, setting the final score to 59-41.

“This week during practice we just focused on our defensive concepts and worked on taking care of the ball under pressure,” Coach Coy said. They are handling ball pressure better and have learned to fight through fatigue and go the extra mile.”

The Lady Warriors will face off against the Round Rock Dragons in their next game on Friday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m..