The Lady Wranglers joined forces this week as we played Indian Springs Middle School in our 7th grade girls basketball home opener. We had a big bench during our B/C team game with 16 girls contributing to the night. Even though we didn’t get to bring home a win, the girls got to see a lot of new things and opportunities that we will continue to try and capitalize on in the future. We played a strong Indian Springs shooting team, and unfortunately they couldn’t miss a shot throughout the night as we struggled to sink enough in. Our girls got a lot of opportunities to score though, and I am proud of their hustle and toughness throughout the night. Our players of the game were Manali Patel, who got lots of opportunities to score, and Nidhi Koyyalamudi who was our leading stealer for the night. Keep up the hard work ladies!
The A/B teams combined for the second game of the night against the Indian Springs Eagles and started off strong! The girls were only down by 2 points at the end of the first quarter, and trailed by 3 at halftime. Even though the Eagles seemed to be stealing the ball a lot from us before we had the chance to set up our offense, you wouldn’t know that by looking at the score. The Lady Wranglers held their own and were in the game going into the 4th quarter. However, in the 4th quarter the Lady Eagles turned it on and their shots were going in, but ours were not. We were out-scored by 12 points in the last quarter of the game, and that was not the ending the Lady Wranglers were hoping for in their first home game. All players continued to work hard and the girls never gave up, that is definitely a win for a coach. Outstanding players were Dhrithi Bulusu with 5 steals and 4 points, Bianca Podval with 2 points, 2 rebounds and 3 steals and Taliah Ellis with 6 rebounds and 3 steals.