Game 1 - Middleton

The team squeeked out a close one with an overtime thrilling victory over Middleton Monday night.  The first game jitters showed up Monday night as Middleton jumped out to an early lead.  Going into the half Middleton held a 16 to 7 lead.  The third quarter opened with the girls settling down and playing much better.  Closing the lead going into the 4th quarter to only 2 points.  In the 4th quarter they were able to take a late lead, but Middleton fought back and tied the game sending it to Overtime.  In the extra period, Middleton jumped to an early lead until Megan bombed a 3 late to tie it and iced it with a free throw with little time remaining.  Middleton got one last opportunity but the girls executed the plan to perfection and got the win.  I am very pleased with the competitiveness and the poise the team showed last night.  The game gave us a great opportunity to measure where we are as a unit, and assess out strengths and weaknesses.  Great game Ladies!!!!!!

It was a solid team performance with all players contributing to the victory.  Megan let the team in scoring with 7, Lily Shalz who got into foul trouble early helped lead the comeback charge and chipped in 6.  Matti and Nire held it down in the post scoring 4 and 2 respectively.  Their contribution was felt on the boards and not allowing Middleton to get anything close to the basket.  Katherine, Torrie, and Kelly all added points but their aggressive play on defense led to many steals and helped us control the 2nd half and overtime.  Katie was solid as the head of the press forcing Middleton into many mistakes as well as setting some bruising picks on offense to free up our shooters.  Lizzy jumped in at all 3 guard positions and helped out with her tough defense.  Again Great Job Ladies!!!!! 1-0