Girls basketball loses to Flushing, 51-30

Emily Battaglia, Writer

With a 5-3 season record so far, the varsity girls basketball team took the court this past Friday to face one of their toughest Metro League opponents, the Flushing Raiders. Although this game did not determine who would bask in the glory of the Metro Champs’ title, the game was important to the Tigers, who were determined to maintain their perfect conference record.

“The Flushing game didn’t determine who would be Metro Champs,” junior Madison Shegos said. “We had taken it that way, though, which kind of frazzled us in the beginning and gave Flushing the advantage.”

After the first quarter, the Lady Tigers were still holding on, down only by three points. However, at the end of the second quarter, Flushing had doubled their lead with their strong defense; ending the first half 23-17.

“Some strengths I’d say we had in the first half were adrenaline and excitement, which motivated everyone,” Shegos said. “We definitely focused on boxing them out which really showed in the first half because we were getting a lot of rebounds.”

The third quarter brought only seven points for Fenton, making the score 36-24. Flushing carried their lead into the fourth quarter and finished out the game 51-30, a 21 point victory for the Raiders.

“Some weaknesses that could have been spotted were the tempo of the game,” Shegos said. “We were allowing Flushing to set the pace of the game, and coming out into the second half we realized we needed to dig deep in order to win and make miracles happen. In the second half, we just shot ourselves in the foot. We didn’t allow Flushing to beat us, we beat ourselves.”