The Washington girl’s basketball team snuck out a win against WACO on Saturday 50-34.
Washington led 14-10 in the first quarter after a quick defensive start, but started to rely on the three ball, and could not make any free throws and trailed at the half 24-23.
Washington was 10-30 from the charity stripe, and committed six team fouls in the first quarter, putting the Warriors in the bonus early in the second quarter.
In the second half, the Demons free throws didn’t get better, but the foul trouble fell on WACO, having eight third quarter fouls.
Washington head coach Phil Long said he thinks he has it fixed.
“I hope I fixed part of it tonight, because tonight was the first night that if you got two fouls you came out of the game for that half, you lost your spot in the rotation, and I noticed the second half that those kids didn’t hardly pick up any fouls,” Long said. “Because they realized that when we played in the Jamboree I let them pick up three, four, five fouls in the half and it didn’t make a difference, but now they are repercussions for their actions, and if they want to stay in the game they will play with their hands back and move their feet.”
Washington was led by Beth Dillon who had 14 points in the game, and grace Redlinger who had nine.
WACO was led by Aaliyah Brown with eight, but did not score in the second half.
WACO head coach Shannon Rugg said Washington’s defensive scheme got to them.
“Washington went to the 2-3 zone, and they’re pretty accurate, and quick guards, and we played [Friday] night, and they played man to man against us the whole night, and obviously at this point in the year we are a little bit more comfortable playing against man to man with having seen that all [Friday] night.
Although it is a win, neither the record or the stats will count.