Hager’s 23 factors leads Tri-Village to win over Sidney

Hager’s 23 points leads Tri-Village to win over Sidney

By Drew Terhall


NEW MADISON — In a detailed sport all through, the Girl Patriots basketball group defended the Battleground and gained 41-36 over Sidney on Dec. 30.

Tri-Village head coach Brad Grey stated after struggling on offense within the first half, the group calmed down and began to make the sport easy for them.

“First half, actually wasn’t fairly from an offensive stand level. I believed defensively we have been actually good within the first half and continued that for essentially the most half within the second half,” Grey stated. “However offensively, it was a battle within the first half. I believed within the second half, our youngsters did an excellent job simplifying the sport.”

Tri-Village led 15-13 at halftime. Each groups have been taking part in nice protection and forcing plenty of passing across the perimeter. Every group additionally had attractiveness on the rim at occasions, however couldn’t convert.

The Girl Patriots did all they might to decelerate Sidney’s main scorer, junior Jordan Scully. After holding her scoreless within the first quarter, Scully scored 5 straight to start out the second quarter. Within the third quarter, she scored all 9 factors for Sidney.

Sophomore Sydnee DeLong and freshman Kenna Wilcox did an excellent job not letting Scully take over the sport. They didn’t let her beat them.

Grey stated Scully is a good participant they usually knew she could be a handful. She is without doubt one of the higher gamers they’ll face this season.

“She’s nearly as good as we’re going to play towards this 12 months when it comes to common season. I believed she’s a child that’s going to be a troublesome matchup,” Grey stated. “However Sydnee has been good defensively all 12 months. Then on the finish, when she was cramping up we moved Kenna Wilcox, our freshman, on to Scully. Kenna did an excellent job for that final minute and a half.”

Within the second half, sophomore Kynnedi Hager took over the sport. She had 17 factors within the second half and went 7 for 8 from the free throw line.

Grey stated they knew that they had the mismatch down low with Hager and the gamers have been capable of make the most of that within the second half. Additionally they had a participant open within the nook if Hager wanted to kick it out of a double group.

Even when the group was struggling and it appeared like they couldn’t get their photographs to fall, the Girl Patriots stored trucking alongside and located a method to win.

Grey stated they’ve mentioned being not solely bodily, however mentally robust. He additionally stated of their loss to Chaminade Julienne this season, they crumbled a bit mentally and gave the sport away. On this one, they held robust for the win.

“As we speak, we didn’t make these psychological errors. We made some bodily errors right this moment with a couple of turnovers and a few poor shot choice right here and there. However, I believed our psychological toughness and subsequent play mentality and taking it one possession at a time and issues like that was actually good,” Grey stated.

It took a basket by Hager with 1:50 left within the sport to present the Girl Patriots the lead for the ultimate time. It was nonetheless a struggle to the top as each groups continued to make some errors through the finish of the sport.

Even late within the sport, Hager was cool and picked up on the free throw line. Grey stated Hager and senior Bella Black are two of their higher free throw shooters. With them being submit gamers, it’s a bonus to present them the ball down low and never fear an excessive amount of about them lacking from the road.

Scully completed with 14 factors for Sideny. Hager had 23 factors to guide Tri-Village and Black had 11.

Tri-Village is now 9-1 on the season with a 4-0 WOAC document. They’ll have a giant convention sport developing as they go to Arcanum on Jan. 4 with tip off set for 7:15 p.m.

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