Girls basketball falls to Timber Creek

Toward the end of the second quarter, center Ainsley Watson stopped a fast break after blocking back to back shots, gaining momentum for the girls team.

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the girls basketball team fell short at home against Timber Creek 58-21.

In the first quarter, the girls basketball team could not score much, but the defense kept it close early on. The girls defense set up multiple full court presses, forcing Timber Creek to turn the ball over. At the end of the first quarter, the girls basketball team held Timber Creek toward the end of the quarter, and cut their deficit to 11.

Early in the second, the team failed to hit their free throws, allowing Timber Creek to start the quarter on an 8-0 run forcing Hagerty to call a timeout. After the timeout, making the halftime score 41-14.

“Overall, there are some things to be cleaned up, but the defensive gave a good effort and had a great attitude against a very tough team,’ said head coach Joshua Johns.

After the first half, the girls basketball team struggled to hit any shots, but made their way to the free throw line and knocked down half of their shots. Later in the third quarter, junior Laila Viator hit two baskets in a row, including two clutch free throw shots. After the third. The girls defense slowed down Timber Creek offense by contesting more shots and creating more turnovers, cutting the lead to 46-18.

In the fourth quarter, Viator continued to score, by hitting a deep three towards the end of the game, but it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback, as the girls basketball team lost 58 to 21.

“The team played pretty well for the talent we faced, we gave it our all and better,” said Viator.

The girls team was led by Viator who scored 11 points, and Amanda Laumeyer who recored eight points. After the loss, the girls team travels to OCP to take on City of Life in the OCP tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

“The fact that we held them to 58 points was impressive when they usually score 80 points,” said head coach Johns.