On Thursday the SCA Middle School Girls JV Basketball team retraced their steps to Fountain Hills Middle School to take on the mighty Falcons, seeking to improve their performance of the day before in the absence of the previous game’s high scorer, Natalia Horan (#35).
And in this goal the SCA team was successful, improving their scoring behind Reece Gibson’s (#14) breakout seven points, including one from the charity strips in a hard-fought game that saw the Eagles demonstrate Coach Ortega’s new sideline in-bounds play.
Bree Tobin (#31) rounded out the scoring, while Abi Lund (#5) and Scarlett Campbell (#1) both made excellent steals on defense. Julia Claus (#15) and Izzy Thiessen (#4) both demonstrated boxing out for rebounds, while Scarlett Isaacson (#11) showed maturity to operate the Eagles’ offense.
Taylor Lach (#20) rebounded and drove to the basket, earning a trip to the free throw line, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a mature and well-coached Falcons squad.
The Eagles will rest up over the Spring Break and prepare for the latter half of the Spring Basketball season.