SHS snaps 3-game losing streak at home
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Summit County, CO Colorado
FARMER’S KORNER ” A new approach to the game was all the Summit High School girls basketball team needed Thursday to get an easy 63-30 win over visiting Skyview.
“We were really fired up before the game this time instead of lazy,” said sophomore point guard Jaclin Limone, who finished with eight points, “and it worked out.”
Summit’s intensity, which was evident in both its defensive press and offensive fast break, paved the way for an early 9-0 lead.
The Lady Tigers’ got four steals out of their press in the first quarter and committed eight fouls in the process, but their hacking ways didn’t hurt them.
When the Wolverines could hold onto the ball, they had trouble scoring, which sparked Limone and Summit’s running game.
“Everyone else breaks in and I break out,” Limone said when asked about her team’s post-rebound strategy.
“It’s a new thing we started doing.”
“(Limone’s) been getting some rebounds, but we’re also going to let her sneak out a little bit,” Tigers coach Dylan Hollingsworth said.
“We’re going to use her in different ways throughout the season ” she and Brie Barto are interchangeable.”
Barto, who chipped in six points off the bench, was one of nine Tigers to score on Thursday.
Alyssa Tallmadge was the leading scorer with 13 points (including three 3-pointers), followed by Julie Oberriter (11) and Jeanna Holman (10).
“Our team really needed the confidence,” Holman said after Summit improved to 2-4.
“We’ve been playing a lot harder in practices and now that we won, I think we’re going to pick up a our game a lot more.”
If Thursday’s win was a momentum builder, the Tigers won’t realize it for more than two weeks thanks to a long holiday break.
“You wish you could continue (progressing),” Hollingsworth said.
“But it will be good for the girls “they’ve had a long semester with everything they do.
Most of them play more than one sport.”
One of the most encouraging signs for Summit on Thursday was its ability to protect the ball against the Wolverines.
The hosts committed just 10 turnovers, while grabbing 13 steals.
As far as negatives, Hollingsworth pointed to team rebounding.
“We’re still trying to out jump everybody instead of boxing them out,” he said.
“We went back to our old habits of watching the ball.”
The Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak, while Skyview fell to 2-7.
“I know (the Wolverines) are in a rebuilding process,” Hollingsworth said.
“But you get to the point where you’ve just got to get some wins under your belt and that’s what tonight was.”
Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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