Sophomore Elena Lipman practices ball handling before the game against Forest Lake Christian, Feb. 12.

Second-half offensive mistakes prove girls’ downfall

In an intense game against Forest Lake Christian, Feb. 12, the girls’ basketball team lost 36-52.

Even with a strong first half that finished 24-27, the Cavs lost their momentum in the third, causing them to have a lot of unnecessary offensive mistakes.

However, the girls never stopped fighting.

The aggression from both teams caused a Falcon player to dislocate her knee with 15 seconds left, forcing her to be taken off the court.

Even with a loss, “I was really proud of (our) girls for keeping up with a team that’s skill level is so high,” senior Micaela Bennett-Smith said.

Although the Cavs had to win this game and the next home match against Buckingham (Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.), to secure a playoff berth, junior Julia Owaidat still believes that the girls could make it.

“We would do so well in all of our games, including the championship game, if we played the same way we had in the first half of this game,” she said.

The last league game on Feb. 17 will also be Senior Night, when the underclassmen honor team seniors Bennett-Smith and Isabella Tochterman.

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