SHS girls fall to first-place Evergreen
EVERGREEN – The Summit High School girls basketball team lost to Evergreen Thursday night but put up one of the best fights the Cougars have seen all season.
Summit lost 65-46, but considering Evergreen is 16-2 for the season, undefeated (7-0) in the Class 4A Jefferson County League and has averaged a 30-point margin of victory, Summit did pretty well.
“They’ve always been a team to fight until the buzzer goes off,” said SHS coach Julie Norman of her team. “I give our girls a lot of credit. They could very well brace up against a team like this and just wait for the time to run out in the fourth quarter. It shows they’re a team that refuses to quit. Their effort was great.”
The Tigers (9-9 overall, 3-5 in league) outscored Evergreen 18-14 in the fourth quarter. Dolly Fiedelman was Summit’s high scorer with 19 points, Megen Skulski had eight, Kelly Kastberg had seven, Shannon Buhler and Emily Cardamon had five each and Sara Olbright had two.
“Evergreen is an all-around solid team with many offensive threats,” Norman said. “In the first quarter, Evergreen came out with a 12-0 start, and it took the wind out of our sails. They started playing a little intimidated but really picked it up later. The first few minutes of the third quarter was the best we played all game. We started to chip away at their lead and got within 11 (points). Evergreen, being the strong team that they are, put an end to our run.”
Tuesday night brings Summit’s last game of the regular season. The Tigers take on second-place Jeffco team Golden at 7 p.m. at Summit High. Despite Golden’s 6-2 league record, the Tigers stand a good chance of winning, Norman said. One of the two teams Golden lost to is Conifer, a team Summit came within seven points of beating earlier in the season. Golden also lost its game against Evergreen in a similar fashion that Summit did, with a final score of 56-39.
“Conifer was a game we did really well in,” Norman said. “If Conifer can beat Golden, we can beat Golden. I hope we can take a little of our momentum from (Wednesday’s) game and carry it into Tuesday.”
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