The Washington County rivalry is on tonight for the girl’s teams.
Washington and Mid-Prairie will meet in Washington for the Golden Hawks first game of the season, and Washington’s second.
The Demons have already been through the ringer in their first game of the season, going into overtime and having a come from behind win against Eddyville-Blakesburg. Dema Giardino, Grace Redlinger and Stephanie Fishback all have double digits points after one game, but as a team Washington shot just under 50 percent from the free throw line in their last game.
Demon head coach Phil Long said his team must start the game like they finish.
“We have to get out to a faster start, this only having eight or nine points at the end of the first quarter stuff has allowed opponents to stay in the game early,” Long said. “We’ve had two big third quarters, which have been the deciding parts of each game, and with the WACO game the other night, it was a one point game and then all of a sudden in a three minute span we had them down 12. So we can score in bunches one we get going, it’s just we have to get going a bit quicker.”
The Golden Hawks have only had one half of action thus far with the Mid-Prairie Jamboree. In that game IMS defeated Mid-Prairie after a 19-10 point rally by IMS.
Their top returning scorer is Taylor Kurtz who had 121 points last year and was fifth on the team. Mid-Prairie lost eight seniors out of their top nine scorers to graduation, making this game tonight maybe the first varsity competition for some of the starters.
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