|Tired Legs and Offensive Droughts Close Out the Holiday Tournament|
Less than 17 hours after completing our most physical game of the year, our girls returned to the court down two starters to face Traip Academy of Maine. The Rangers had upset Sunapee in the first game on Saturday so they came to this game with a few more hours of rest. As always, our girls played hard even with tired legs and bruised bodies. We did have trouble finding our shooting eyes in the first eight minutes and trailed 12-5 after one period. Still looking for our offense in the second quarter, we cranked the defense nevertheless and outscored the Rangers 5-4 to trail 16-10 at intermission. Traip Academy found the holes in our zone in the third quarter and sunk three treys en route to a 16-6 edge for the period and a 32-16 lead entering the final eight minutes. Fighting until the end, our girls won the last period 9-7 leaving Traip Academy with a 39-25 victory.
Frankie DeIeso-Frechette was our leading scorer with a career high 11 points which included three three-pointers. Katelyn Mullikin and Chloe Warner added 4 points each while Liz Krogman scored 3. Sophie Tarpey scored her first two varsity points and Victoria Imbriano closed out the scoring with 1 point. Hannah Menakaya was the top rebounder pulling down 8 missed shots. Katelyn Mullikin and Liz Krogman each grabbed 5 rebounds.
Thanks to Kelly Schwartz '08 who volunteered to keep the scorebook for today’s game and to Coach Laura Lemire for filling in for Coach Coombes on the bench.
Having accomplished what we had set out to do which was to play tough competition in order to improve and evaluate our current level of play, we will now take a break until returning to practice on January 2. Once we return to school we will restart the regular season by hosting the Epping Blue Devils on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:30 p.m.