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Girls Basketball Goes to 9 and 1 with Win Over South Carroll
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 by Alec Parker

  The Lions Girls Basketball team improved their record to 9-1 in the win over South Carroll. The score was 35-31.

   The Lions started of strong scoring 8 consecutive points before South Carroll scored their first points. McKenzie Mathis leaded the charge with the most made shots at the end of the half, while Mackenzie White dished out a lot of assists. The Lions scored 23 in the first half. The score was 23-10.

    The POM’s showed at halftime to give their signature dance, and dance they did. They pumped up the crowd and student section with their signature flips and kicks.

     During the 3rd quarter, the Lady Lions started to slow down the pace and only scored two points. At the start of the 4th quarter, the Lions and the Cavaliers matched each other tying at 31 a piece. The Lions then broke free when Mackenna Sweeny made a jump shot and took the win. Mackenzie Mathis made the final free throws to make the score 35-31.

Ariona Johnson, center, said, “Started off preety strong.  After the second half, when things got down, we still stayed together.  We could have definitely rebounded better, and defensively know where the shooters are.”

Mathis said, “We were kind of frustrated the entire game, but a win is a win.  It was ugly; we need to make our shots.”

   Christian Pollicelli said “ The girls were playing great defense the first half, but needed to shoot better in the second half.”

    Ari Biggus said “The team played great fundamentals, and try from buzzer to buzzer, needs to work on three ball.”

     Garrett Allen said “ The girls work hard every game, and that’s why they won tonight, but shooting was off tonight and needs to be worked on.”

     The Lady Lions next game is away against Boonsboro on Thursday.