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Turnover-prone SHS girls lose at Skyview

ADAM BOFFEY
summit daily news

THORNTON ” The Summit High School girls basketball team committed 26 turnovers and gave up eight 3-pointers Thursday at Skyview ” a dubious combination that proved to be the recipe for a Tigers disaster.

Backed by Amber Salaz’s 24 points, the Wolverines stopped Summit 51-36 in Thornton.

According to SHS coach Dylan Hollingsworth, the Tigers played a solid first half before Skyview (3-1) came out to torch the nets in the second half, hitting six of their long balls in the third quarter.

“The game is moving a little fast for us right now,” said Hollingsworth, who seemed happy with his team’s rebounding effort, but concerned with its inability to protect the ball. “We need to learn how to play at a speed that allows us to anticipate what’s going to happen in a game.”

Katie Sodergren led a somewhat stagnant Summit offense with nine points; Whitney Degerberg and Lynlee Holloway each chipped in seven.

“The shots aren’t falling like we would want them to,” Hollingsworth said. “That was the third game in a row we shot below 50 percent.”

Thursday’s loss dropped Summit to 1-2 following a 43-22 victory over Eagle Valley on Tuesday.

The Tigers ultimately drubbed the Devils after the hosts jumped out to an 11-2 lead to begin the contest.

Thanks to 15 points by Holloway and nine by Alyssa Tallmedge, Summit responded to Eagle Valley’s quick start with a 41-11 run to close out the game.

The Tigers return to the home hardwood Saturday night against Battle Mountain.

Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at aboffey@summitdaily.com.


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