Hoopsters still hoping for first win
January 16, 2009
The road for the Park City High School girls’ basketball team just got a little rougher.
The team, which was hoping to finally get its first win of the season against the Waterford Ravens Wednesday, fell just short, losing 36-31 in a game full of scoring struggles and miscues for both teams.
"We though we could pull it together," said frustrated Park City head coach Sam White.
The problems started early for Park City, which scored only two points in the first quarter, both from free throw shots, while the Ravens scored eight points. Things looked up a little for Park City in the second quarter, as the Miners were able to outscore the Ravens to pull within two points at 15-13 before halftime.
The Park City girls came out with more energy in the second half and shots immediately started falling. With two minutes left in the third quarter, Park City was able to get its first lead of the game and held on to finish the quarter ahead 25-21.
"They picked it up in the second half," White said. "They played a lot harder."
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The two teams continued to battle back and forth but cold shooting from the floor and at the line kept the Miners from getting the elusive first win.
"I am really frustrated," said senior Emily Gordon. "I think we came out expecting to win."
Scoring was a definite problem for the Miners. Park City’s usual leading scorer Laurel Kasl, had a tough night and went only 5 for 11 at the free throw line. Gordon, who led the Miners with 12 points, said that she focused on the little things to do as well as she did.
"I haven’t played my best before," Gordon said. "My goal was to get the most steals and rebounds that I could."
With a long road in region ahead of them, The Miners need to figure out how to get a win. Gordon thinks that if everyone comes out focused on the small things and with a winning attitude, they might be able to turn things around before it’s too late.
"We need work together as a team," she said.
The Miners will get another opportunity when they face Uintah next Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.