Week 4 Game SummariesUpdated Tuesday December 24, 2019 by Shannon Flahive.
TGBL Game summaries from 12/21/19
Junior League Games
The short handed and injured Storm fought hard against a very good Rockers team. Olivia Jensen showed off her much improved dribbling and passing while running the Storm offense. Lyla Costello was super aggressive and played suffocating defense for the Storm. Bianca Olu continued her strong work on the defensive boards grabbing lots of rebounds. Delaney Salois and Cadence King did a great job on offense of getting open and taking high quality shots. Rae Chiesa & Brooke Dykeman continue to play D with reckless abandon and sacrificed their bodies for the team. All of the Storm players continue to improve each game and always give 110%. Great game!
The Jazz suffered their first loss of the season 21 - 18 to the Blazers on Saturday. The Jazz could not get their scoring going, as they were held scoreless in the first and third quarters. Being down by 11 points entering the fourth quarter, the Jazz cut the lead to 2 points with 40 seconds to play and possession of the ball. They got a good shot off and an attempted put back, but in the end the Blazers held on for the victory. For the fourth week in a row the defensive effort was led by: Morgan Crowley, Aislin Davis, Kinsum Nguyen and Emma Ryan. Rebounders Rebecca Boudreau, Dakota Malizia and Makayla Stovesand did a great job limiting second chance opportunities. The Jazz scoring came from: Dakota and Kristina Smith with 7 each, Madison Paulding and Makayla Stovesand with 2 each. Hopefully the Jazz will return to their winning ways when the season resumes in 2020. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!! Charlotte Morris 4, Kimsun and Madison Paulding with 2 each.
Suns 17 Sonics-24
The Sonics handed the under ladied Suns their 3rd loss of the season. The Suns had 8 on hand for this game. This was a hard-fought loss by the Suns and should be proud of their efforts!
For the 1st half, it was a tight game going into half time. The Suns showed some great defense and rebounding by Stephanie MacKeen, Emily Erickson and Ella MacAllsiter.
In the 3rd quarter you saw the Sonics take a commanding lead into the 4th quarter (22 to 8). In the 4th quarter the Suns caught fine and went on a 9 to 2 run, led by fantastic pressure defense by Reese Maniscalco, defense and scoring by Skylar Auth, Mackenzie Hickey, Haleigh Doiron and Erin Costello. But it was not enough to overtake the Sonics. The Suns will look to start the new year off with a win, when the face the Sonics again in their next game, Saturday, January 4th, 2020.
Suns Box Score: Skylar Auth (6 pts.), Mackenzie Hickey (5 pts.), Haleigh Doiron (4 pts.) and Erin Costello (2 pts.)
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!