Low energy and execution problems lead to Warrior loss
By Gerardo Bolong
Low energy and an inability to execute basic skills plagued the Seattle Christian girls in a 58-23 Nisqually 1A League loss to visiting Cascade Christian on Fri., Jan. 10.
The Warriors (0-1 league, 5-4 overall) tried to work off the high post, but were stagnant in ball and foot movement in a first quarter that put the Cougars (1-0, 3-8) in the driver's seat for the rest of the game.
Three-point goals plus easy lay ups shot CCHS into a 17-2 lead after one quarter. SC continued to have trouble making shots and getting rebounds as the Cougars also were recipients of careless Warrior turnovers.
Cascade Christian kept adding to its 15-point lead in the second half as good, fundamental basketball eluded the home team.
Like a car with a low battery charge, Seattle Christian had trouble summoning enough energy to deal with the visitors and trailed by 36 in the fourth quarter before the game wore down.
SC shot 1 of 14 from three-point range while shooting 6 of 24 from standard range.
Cascade Christian had a trio of double figures scorers.
Ivy Bartlett worked outside for 16 points while Cougar 6-foot, 1-inch teammate Sarah Midino was strong inside for 14 points and seven rebounds. Ashley Teifke notched 10 points and hauled in 16 rebounds.
Senior guard Olivia Clark tried to fire up Seattle Christian on 12 points and eight rebounds.