Seacoast Christian 40
The Hyde women came out of the gates strong in their final game before the school’s winter vacation on Friday, December 16th but were unable to maintain their lead into the third quarter of play, ultimately falling to the Seacoast Christian Eagles 24-40. Hyde was paced in the first quarter by junior Kara Fischer with four layups, tying the score at 8-8 at the end of the quarter. Fischer was the main scorer for Hyde with 19 of their 24 points. The second half saw a more balanced effort with baskets from sophomore Carolyn Moore and junior Katie Comeaux, as well as a foul shot from freshman Jailene Martinez. With only seven players, the Lady Phoenix struggled to sustain their energy in the second half. Coming out of half time down by just five points, the Phoenix saw the gap begin to widen down the stretch due to a solid offensive effort by Ruth Towne of the Seacoast squad, with 22 points in the first three quarters. The Hyde team connected on just 3 of 15 attempted free throws; this continues to be a sore spot for their offense and will be a game changer in their first home game of the season against North Yarmouth Academy on Wednesday, January 4th.