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Freshman Women’s Basketball Overcome by Stony Point 44-17

Maddy Yendle
Rising for the rebound, the Warriors crowd the paint hoping for another chance at a score with a rebound. The Warriors were out-rebounded all night and allowed Stony point many second-chance points which contributed to the blow out.

On Friday, Jan. 12, the Freshmen women’s basketball team faced off against the Stony Point Tigers in a district matchup. Westwood kept a strong and consistent fight until the end of the last quarter, but they couldn’t match the pace and offensive prowess of the Tigers, losing 44-17.

After losing the tip off, the Lady Warriors quickly recaptured possession of the ball with the Tigers putting up a fight to regain control of the opening sequence. Maya Alas ’27 went on to score the first basket of the game. Soon following the Tigers picked up their already strong hustle taking a quick lead 4-2 with 4:44 left on the clock. With the sudden lead swing the Lady Warriors go on to call a timeout in an attempt to regain their footing. With only 2:59 left in the quarter, Chloe Hall ’27 put down a shot from the three-point-line, keeping the Warriors in the game. The game was neck-and-neck until the last 30 seconds where the Stony Point Tigers went on to regain their lead, leaving the Lady Warriors down 9-6.

“I think in this season we’ve worked on rebounding alot and I think that is something we can keep working on but shooting is something we are working on too,” Avy Saride ‘27 said.

Returning to the court with a new found hope, the Lady Warriors kept their teamwork and offensive scheme. The second quarter was fast paced with the ball flying up and down the court with defensive stops, and lots of shot opportunities. The Lady Warriors were finally able to find some momentum and make some offensive plays, getting the ball to Alas for an easy layup. Despite the warriors inconsistent shot opportunities, they had efficient passing and off ball movement. The Lady Warriors went into the half halftime down 24-8 , but with some momentum.

“Based off of this game we definitely need to work on taking shots in game-like situations where we are at game speed and really have a lot of pressure defense on us,” Coach Scazzero said. “Tonight the shots just didn’t go down, we played really good defense and we rebounded so well to the point where the other team were getting very frustrated because they were not getting as many rebounds.”

Coming back from their team huddle, the Lady Warriors rallied up focusing on their defense in order to hold the Tigers from expanding their lead. However, Westwood was unable to fully contain the tigers who expanded their lead. With their effective teamwork the Lady Warriors scored a layup with time running out with Livia Xu ‘27 putting down a shot. The quarter ended with Westwood down 37-12.

Trying to end the game with the same drive and uplifting spirits, the Lady Warrior kept their persistent teamwork. With little chance of Winning all the Lady Warriors could do is try to catch up to lower the point differential. In a shootout with 3:56 left in the game Hall got the team closer with a freethrow. Westwood managed to score a layup with 1:50 remaining to pull them slightly closer 44-17.

“[Before our next game] will definitely work on shooting because our shots just didn’t land this game but we got a lot better at rebounding than the last game,” Gayathri Anilkumar ’27.

The Lady Warriors will hit the court next on Friday, Jan. 19 up against Vandegrift.


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Maddy Yendle
Maddy Yendle, Reporter
Class of 2026 I have always had a passion for writing and poetry, which is one of the reasons that I am elated to be a part of Student Press this year. Other activities I love are art, rewatching Gilmore Girls, listening to music, and reading.

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