Free throws gives Brady its first loss
The Brady girls basketball team had its chances to beat Southern Valley Dec. 17 but ended up losing its first game of the season 50-43.
Head coach Lance Arterburn said Brady missed some shots early and couldn’t convert on five footers that would’ve given them the win.
The two teams seemed evenly matched after a first quarter score of 10-9 in favor of Southern Valley but Brady extended its lead with a 17-point second quarter to take the lead into halftime 27-20.
Arterburn said he thought Brady played a good half defensively only allowing four free throws.
Brady fought back within two by the end of the third period but team foul trouble began to cause problems.
“In the second half, Southern Valley shot 29 free throws which was 20 more than we shot,” Arterburn said.
He added that the girls weren’t moving their feet on defensively and became “slappy” on drives.
However, with the loss Arterburn didn’t think Southern Valley played better than Brady.
“It was one of those games we felt like we outplayed them,” Arterburn said. “The scoreboard just didn’t show it and that’s what matters.”
Offensively, Brady was led in scoring by Valerie Most with 14 points and received solid point production from Tara Callahan with 12 points.
Scoring by quarters:
So. Valley. 1017716—50
EAGLE SCORERS: Valerie Most 14, Tara Callahan 12, Madison Elliott 8, Alexis Mann 6, Carissa Rayburn 2, Autum Hild 1.