Lady Guard end season with loss to All Saints

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Brook Hill Lady Guard 21,

All Saints Lady Trojans 58, FINAL

BH: 3 9 0 9 - 21

AS: 12 23 11 12 - 58

The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team continued its march through the district schedule, as the team competed in its final regular season matchup Friday, Feb. 9 against the All Saints Lady Trojans at All Saints High School.

In the first quarter, the home team Lady Trojans’ offense was able to hold the upper hand, capturing the opening quarter’s momentum with a total of 12 points, while the team’s defensive efforts limited the Lady Guard to just three points.

The home team All Saints’ offensive attack proved effective in the second quarter of play against the visiting Brook Hill squad, as the Lady Trojans outscored the Lady Guard, 23-9.

At the halftime break, All Saints held a 35-12 advantage over Brook Hill as the teams left the court and headed to the locker rooms at halftime.

After both teams made their return to the court for the second half of basketball action, the defensive power of the home team All Saints was evident in the third quarter of play, as the Lady Trojans held the Lady Guard scoreless, while the team’s offense amassed a total of 11 points.

In the fourth quarter, the scoring between All Saints and Brook Hill was closer than in the previous three frames, as the Lady Trojans outscored the Lady Guard, 12-9, allowing All Saints to claim the district win over Brook Hill, 58-21.

Leading the Lady Guard’s efforts in their final district contest against the Lady Trojans were the Brook Hill duo of Kaitlynn Rhea and Alyssa Luker, both contributing a total of six points each.

Rhea also led the team in three-point shooting, with two made shots from beyond the arc.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against All Saints included Mary Roberts, with five points; and Grace Helmers, with four points.

With the loss against the All Saints Lady Trojans, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team ended its 2017-2018 season with an overall record of 6-14, 0-6 in district play, causing the team to miss the TAPPS playoff picture.

“I am proud of the hard work, effort, and unity this team showed this season,” said Stephanie Williams, Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball head coach. “We are a young team, only graduating two seniors, so I am excited for the future of Lady Guard basketball. The record book doesn’t show it, but day in and day out, these young ladies gave me their best and worked hard; that’s all I can ask for. This is a special young group of women, and the team’s future is going to be bright.”

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