Revenge-minded Tigers come up short against Silver Creek |

Revenge-minded Tigers come up short against Silver Creek

LONGMONT- The banged-up Summit High School girls basketball team went into Wednesday’s game at Silver Creek looking for revenge. Fresh in the minds of the Tigers was their 60-48 loss to the Raptors in the Sweet 16 of last season’s state tournament.”Their girls came out with better intensity because of it,” Summit coach Jeff Neal said. “The game was definitely hyped up and the girls played well.”Despite that effort, Summit fell to Silver Creek 71-43.Summit had only five varsity players (and two junior varsity replacements) available for its first game in more than two weeks. Freshman Alyssa Tallmadge joined senior Amanda Neal on the injured reserve list when she suffered a season-ending ACL injury prior to the holiday break. To make matters worse for Summit on Wednesday, Whitney Degerberg, typically the first player to come off the team’s bench, was sidelined from the game with an illness.The Tigers trailed by just five points with two minutes remaining in the third quarter before fatigue caught up with them.”The girls were very excited to play this game,” Neal said. “They just expended too much energy in the first three quarters.”Lynlee Holloway led Summit with 15 points, including three 3-pointers.Cissy Daniels chipped in 13 points for Summit (4-3), which plays its next game Saturday at Skyview.The Tigers’ game against Silver Creek was recently scheduled in place of a game against Platte Canyon. Platte Canyon is a small 3A school while Silver Creek is among the state’s top 4A teams.”Even though we lost the game big, it was good for us to upgrade the schedule,” Jeff Neal said.

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