Freshman Girls’ Basketball Crushes Panthers 35-27

Nicolle Duvall, Reporter

 

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  • Serena Baruah ’21 brings the ball up the field.

  • Taylor Fox ’21 shoots the ball for a three pointer.

  • Dinah Bray ’21 jumps up to block the shot.

  • Megan Luu ’21 gets ready to pass the ball to her teammate.

  • Dinah Bray ’21 receives a pass and looks to shoot.

  • Emma Goolsby ’21 passes the ball to a teammate through two Panther defenders.

  • Emma Goolsby ’21 dribbles down the court trying to pass the defender.

  • Hanna Hoogendam ’21 turns away from the defender to pass to a teammate.

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Starting their first district game of the season, the Lady Warriors’ freshman basketball team crushed the Pflugerville Panthers 35-27 on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  While the Panthers remained dominant in the first half, the Lady Warriors quick recovery made for a close game that left fans on the edge of their seats.

Coming into the first quarter, the Panthers had the advantage of winning the tip-off. However, that didn’t stop Delaney Willing ‘21 from making the first shot and scoring the Lady Warriors two points. The team held a 6-0 lead until the end of the quarter in which the Panthers quickly caught up, making the score 6-5. A successful free throw made by both teams ended the quarter at 7-6.

As for the second quarter, the Lady Warriors struggled and were unable to score any shots. The Panthers, on the contrary, gained a total of 11 points which ended the second quarter at 7-17 in their favor.

“We started off pretty slow tonight,” Coach Jennifer Scazzero said. “The first half wasn’t the best basketball game we’ve ever played but they were eventually able to bounce back after.”

With such a high score disadvantage, the Lady Warriors were determined to catch up, only allowing the Panthers a single two-point shot, regaining their strength and ending the third quarter 16-19.

Now in close proximity of the Panthers, the game started to heat up in the last quarter. Two successful free throws by Megan Luu ‘21 put the Lady Warriors in a 20-19 lead. Despite the Panthers’ improved offensive plays, the Lady Warriors maintained their dominance on the scoreboard.  With a pass from Serenah Baruah ‘21, Ginna Grant ‘21 was able to make a last two-point shot, giving the Lady Warriors a solid 35-27 win.

“We really got back into the game and worked hard because we didn’t want to start off the season losing,” Hannah Hoogendam ’21 said. “Now we are 1-0 for districts.”

Their next game will take place Friday, Dec. 15 at Cedar Ridge High School at 5:30 p.m..