Lady Tigers’ season ends at Northridge
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Summit County, CO Colorado
GREELEY ” The Summit High School girls basketball team’s rebuilding season came to a close Tuesday with a 58-44 loss at Northridge.
SHS coach Dylan Hollingsworth assessed the 8-14 Lady Tigers’ overall performance on the season following their first-round exit from the playoffs.
“At the beginning of the year, I thought making the playoffs was a great goal for us and we did that,” Hollingsworth said. “Do I call it a successful season? Yes. Success is often determined by what the kids learn as much as by their number of wins and loses.”
As for Tuesday’s contest, Hollingsworth said his squad was in trouble early.
“We’re not a team that can come from behind when we put ourselves in a hole early,” he said. “We’ve had success when we’ve kept opposing teams within striking distance. Once the other team goes up by 10 points or more, you start to see a look of concern from our players ” they’re almost like deer in headlights.”
In addition to spotting the Grizzlies a 15-point, first-half lead, the Lady Tigers struggled to get rebounds and protect the basketball.
“(Summit) played hard, but it was the same mistakes that plagued us all season,” Hollingsworth said. “Anytime we have multiple turnovers and lose the battle on the boards, ‘we’re in trouble. … It wasn’t that we didn’t want it, it was more that the other team had it and we didn’t.”
Summit was led by Alyssa Tallmadge and Lynlee Holloway, who each scored 11 points; Jeana Holman and Katie Sodergren chipped in five apiece.
Northridge’s Danielle Schroeder led all scorers with 14.
Although Schroeder exceeded her scoring average by more than three points, it was the Grizzlies’ unsung heroes who proved to be most detrimental to the Tigers’ cause, according to Hollingsworth.
“Girls who average one or two points for them hit for eight points,” he said. “Everyone was scoring for them.”
Although seven seniors will graduate from Hollingsworth’s program, only one ” Lynlee Holloway ” had significant varsity experience prior to this season.
“We’ve got six girls on the roster who will be back next year and they’ll all have to contribute,” Hollingsworth said. “Four are freshman, one’s a sophomore and one’s a junior. We’ll be better off next year experience wise, but we’ll be young again.”
Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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