Multiple Teams · Maconaquah High School Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Western High School 47-35

Saturday, November 4, 2017

6:00 PM

Western High School

Maconaquah High School

Game Recap

The game didn’t end they way we wanted it to or thought it would but our girls were successful in getting better. We have come a long way in a year and these three weeks of this young season. I am so proud of how hard they played but we just didn’t play smart and that is something that will come with experience. We still have an inexperienced team to a degree when you consider everything and it showed. We are still learning the system, how to compete, and win these close games. We had balanced scoring and a lot of girls got a lot of minutes. We just gave them too many opportunities to shoot free throws and those last inside shots when we lost our composure. There were also some uncontested outside shots with Western shooting 50% from behind the arc with 5 3’s which can cause an issue for any team. We will have to work on learning not to foul while still playing aggressive, hit a higher percentage of FTs and shots in general, and make fewer miscues on offense so we can take a great look at the basket to increase our offensive efficiency and opportunity to win. I know the girls will be ready to work and improve so something like that doesn’t occur again. We are going to learn from our mistakes, work to improve, and focus on what we need to accomplish verse Mississinewa. I still believe these girls are going to surprise some teams in the near future. I also want to elaborate on how ecstatic I was to see the JV team pick up their first win of the season. Those girls battled it out and played hard together. Our Norris Insurance Impact Player of the Game was Monica Moore for her 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and first 2 points as a first time varsity player.

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