Scrappy SHS squad holds on for tight win over rival |

Scrappy SHS squad holds on for tight win over rival

Chloe Webber hit a jump shot with just 6 seconds remaining, and the Summit High girls’ basketball team held off Shrine Pass rival Battle Mountain in a 48-46 win Tuesday on the road.

“It was a really scrappy, hard-fought game,” SHS head coach Rachel Dunaway said.

And it came right down to the last second.

The Tigers had an eight point lead late in the game, but the Huskies came roaring back.

After Webber hit her shot to give Summit a three-point lead, a Battle Mountain player drew a foul and went to the line with a chance to pull her team within one. She made the first but missed the second.

Up two, the Tigers were fouled as they grabbed the rebound and threw the ball away on the inbound. Battle Mountain had one last desperation heave at the hoop, but it came up short.

“It was a hard-fought win, and it was great to have the kids come out on top in one of those types of games,” Dunaway said. “They’ve been on the other side of those most of the time in the past. It was a huge confidence booster.”

Webber and junior Jessica Malknecht led the Tigers with 12 points each, and senior Ali Rookey had 10.

Dunaway said the team also got a strong performance from sophomore Sam Salquist, who was called up from the junior varsity team for the game.

The win was the Tigers’ fifth of the season. After going winless in varsity play last year, Summit is now .500 through its first 10 games. The team is 2-1 since winter break.

And Dunaway hopes her team just continues to gain confidence from its strong play.

“Absolutely,” she said. ” … They were very excited to get the win, and we want to keep it going.”

The Tigers (5-5, 1-1) are back in Jeffco League play on Friday, when they travel to take on D’Evelyn. The game is slated to start at 7 p.m.

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