Girls basketball shuts down Plant


photo by Marietta Jordan

Guard Kiara Harris takes the ball down the court to score against Tampa Plant. The girls basketball team took home a win against Tampa Plant on Dec. 7, 71-57.

In their fourth game of the season, the girls varsity basketball team took home a huge 71-57 win against Tampa Plant on Wednesday, Dec. 7. This made the team’s record  4-0. 

Coming off of three wins the team was confident in their skill set, knowing Tampa Plant would still be a tough competition. 

Top performers of the game included Hannah Kohn, who scored 34 points with eight 3-pointers, and Ciara Hayes, who scored a total of 18 points with five 3-pointers. 

Guards Ciara Hayes and Kiara Harris shut down the two top scorers for Tampa Plant and held them each under 10 points. Both usually average about 17 points per game.

“Our two front guards Ciara Hayes and Kiara Harris’ ability to hold two of [Tampa Plant’s] best scorers got us going for sure. Their ability to bother those players made their team uncomfortable for a little while which was really big for us,” head coach Joshua Kohn said. 

The team’s defense took control and led to the win. Tampa Plant often scores between 60 and 75 points so limiting them to 57 was impressive. 

“We executed well on defense, we stuck to the game plan and just really listened to our coach who made up a great game plan,” guard Ciara Hayes said. “We were encouraging each other each time we had a good pass, and even when the momentum went down we didn’t let it phase us.”