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Eagles Fall Short In Season Opener At Maine South

Haley Perez, Reporter

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     Taft’s varsity girls basketball team lost their season opener to Maine South 74-58.

     The game was tight in the first quarter as the Eagles played good defense. In the second quarter the Hawks stepped up their game. During the second quarter the Hawks were able to get a lead on the Eagles. The Eagles tried to fight back but were unfortunate with their attempt.

     The biggest weaknesses for the Eagles were turnovers, rebounds, defense and that they missed many open shots from the zone that defense was playing. Taft played well but weren’t able to execute.

     During the third and fourth quarter the Eagles were able to attack more of the open gaps and passing around which helped bring up the points for Taft. The Hawk’s offense made play after en route to a final score of 74-58.

     “It was one of those games where we didn’t play too bad. We just didn’t execute and hit our shots and unfortunately we lost the game. Defense is something unique. It comes from the heart, you have to want to play defense. It doesn’t take as much skill as shooting or dribbling.  You have to really put in your mind deep down that you have to stop the girl you are guarding in order to do that,” said head coach Kirk Vidas.

     The next game will be Friday at 7:30pm when the Eagles host Nazareth.

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