Girls lack sting against Wasatch Wasps
The boys’ good shooting karma did not extend to the Park City High School girls basketball game on Friday night. the end of the first quarter, the Miners had put only two points on the board and the picture didn’t improve much from there. At one point, at the start of the third quarter, the Miners came within six points of the Wasps, 25-19, but five possessions and five turnovers quickly put the game back out of reach for Park City.
"They were trying to force the action," said Park City head coach Steve Crandall. "They wanted to do it, but it wasn’t happening."
Lauren Deane struggled against a swarming Wasp defense that double- and triple-teamed her and held her to just 14 points. Fellow scoring threat, Nicole Bishop, got in foul trouble early and contributed only 12 points. No other Park City player had more than four points.
Like the boys, the girls knew that they must win their road game against Uintah scheduled for Tuesday. The Utes are the only other team in the region that can match the Miners in height, with scorers Amy Parkinson and Nicole Brady, but Crandall suspected that after the disappointment of the Wasatch game, the girls would be ready.
Thursday night, the girls will head down to the Salt Lake Valley to take on the Judge Bulldogs. They undoubtedly will be looking for a repeat of their easy victory over the biggest rival that they had at a home game earlier in the season.
The Miners will face the Judge Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on Thursday night, Feb. 8 in Salt Lake.
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