Girl Jets basketball drops highway recreation to Brookville

Lady Jets basketball drops road game to Brookville

By Drew Terhall

BROOKVILLE — It was a studying expertise for the Girl Jets basketball group. They fell to Brookville, 48-33, on the highway.

The offense struggled all through the sport for the Girl Jets. Head coach Tim Barga stated it has been like that each one season to date.

“We missed layup after layup, foul shot after foul shot. Foul photographs beat us. They made a ship load, we missed some. We in all probability missed 15 layups,” Barga stated.

Franklin Monroe seemed like they may get by early within the recreation with their protection. However, Brookville caught up early.

The Girl Blue Devils simply wanted three made three-point photographs to take a 9-7 lead after the primary quarter. Brookville made six threes within the recreation.

The skin capturing menace opened up the center of the protection. In the course of the second quarter, Brookville went on a 7-0 run for 3 minutes to take a 20-12 lead.

The Girl Jets had been having hassle towards the total courtroom press early on. They bought higher going up towards it as the sport went on, however they couldn’t make up for his or her earlier errors.

Franklin Monroe was down 25-17 at halftime. By way of the third quarter, they had been doing sufficient to hold round. Protection saved getting turnovers and compelled some dangerous photographs.

However, the offense couldn’t click on. Turnovers and psychological errors continued to stall any momentum they may create from their protection.

The group remains to be engaged on enhancing their basketball IQ. Barga stated there are occasions the group doesn’t execute a play proper as a result of they’re nonetheless studying the sport.

Even on this recreation, Barga referred to as a timeout and drew up a play to beat the press. They had been referred to as for a again courtroom violation and Barga referred to as one other timeout as a instructing second for them.

He needs to get to a degree the place the gamers can perceive and execute a play, whether or not it really works or not will likely be on Barga.

“If it doesn’t work proper, it’s my fault. However don’t make it your fault, make it’s my fault,” Barga stated.

Within the fourth quarter, the foul photographs bought the most effective of Franklin Monroe. Brookville made seven free throws within the fourth and had been 18 for 22 within the recreation from the road. The Girl Jets had been 13 for 23 from the road within the recreation.

Senior Lillie Shellabarger led the group with 9 factors. Junior Presley Cox and sophomore Caydance Nichols every had six factors.

The gamers performed with effort the entire recreation, particularly on protection. Barga stated Shellabarger, Cox and senior Olivia Sease have been their senior captains or one in every of their fundamental offensive choices which might be giving it their all every recreation.

Every participant on the group does convey one thing completely different and does contribute. Barga stated the remainder of the group are all equal and desires to see all of them choose it up a bit.

It’s been and will likely be a course of to enhance. Up to now, they’ve proven some indicators of enhancing.

“I like the children, the children are all good youngsters. They only don’t perceive. The very first phrases that had been stated to me at any time when I got here right here, we simply talked about it, had been, ‘We’re not very good,’” Barga stated. “They’re enhancing.”

The Girl Jets are 3-4 on the season with a 2-1 WOAC report. They’ll journey to Preble Shawnee on Dec. 21 with tip off set for 7:15 p.m. They’ll then go to Jonathan Alder on Dec. 23 for a midday begin.

Contact Day by day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]