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Lady Grizz Girls Fight for Momentum

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Lady Grizz Girls Fight for Momentum

Brooklyn Rigby, Author

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Over Christmas break while some students were chowing down on their Christmas candy our girls basketball team was in Aberdeen representing our school. They played three games in two days fighting through exhaustion and fatigue after a long holiday break. With only one practice after Christmas before the tournament the girls had a strenuous weekend ahead of them.
The varsity started of the weekend with a tough duel with Declo. With Declo winning their previous few game they had confidence, while our girls had just lost an ugly game to Oakley. With a fighting mind set the Grizzlies came into the game trying to get out of this slump. With 32 minutes to fight through the girls tried to overcome their opponents. With lots of lead changes throughout the game, the game came down to the wire. With under a minute and a tie game the suspense was high. With a lucky contested bucket at the end of regulation the Hornets pulled the win over the girls team by two. That tough loss made the girls prepare for their next game against a regular season rival, West Side.

Knowing this second game would be one filled with emotion the girls came in with an open mind prepared for anything. Coming out pretty cold, the Grizzlies quickly got their act together going into the locker room at half time with a score of 19-9 in favor of the Grizzlies. Keeping their fire going the Grizzlies fought through quarter number three. Though the girl’s defense struggled in the fourth quarter they still managed to pull out the win 43-25.

With that win the varsity was set off to face Century’s JV team in the final game of the tournament. Knowing that Century has a good basketball program at their high school     (their varsity won a national tournament in Las Vegas) the girls were ready for a hard duel. With crisp clean passes and solid teamwork the girls hustled through all four quarters in order to get the win. With every team member scoring the girls always kept Century on their toes knowing every Grizzly was a threat. But, the thing that really solidified the game was the girls’ phenomenal defense. Holding the 4A high school to only four points the entire game, our small school girls shocked the Pocatello community. Along with the outstanding defense the Grizzlies had a total of 18 defensive steals. The girls stunned Century and completely shook up their offensive plan.

The girls ended the tournament with a bang sending momentum into their conference game on January third against Butte. This is an important game because whoever has the best conference record will be the number one seed going into the district tournament. With only seven games left in the season the girls are on the last stretch before districts. With the end of the season on the horizon the girls are focused on getting to their end goal, state.

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