Lady Phoenix Fall to Old Orchard Beach
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Hyde Phoenix 12 7 7 10 36
Old Orchard Beach 4 11 16 17 48
The Hyde Phoenix suffered their first loss of the season to the visiting Seagulls of Old Orchard Beach by a score of 48-36. Despite getting off to a quick start and a 12-4 lead after the first quarter, the Lady Phoenix started to misfire on offense and break down on defense. The free throw line especially was a place where the Phoenix were greatly out-performed. While the Lady Gulls were able to complete 20 of their 31 free throws, the ladies of Hyde were only able to convert on 8 of 23 resulting in a difference of 12 points which happened to be the margin of defeat for Hyde. In the locker room afterwards, the Phoenix team remained unified and confident, and spoke only of the potential that this tough loss has for lessons to be learned and motivation for hard work. In terms of individual performances, there were several highlights. Fr. Diamond Brown had an especially strong first half with 10 points and finished with 13 overall along with 9 rebounds. Jr. Carolyn Moore did a great job of coming off the bench to provide hustle on both ends of the court and solid defense in the post. Sr. Katie Comeaux shook off a tough first half to score 7 points down the stretch along with stealing 5 passes. Jr. Shannon Ward scored 4 points as did Fr. Chloe Blaylock.
Next Up – Hyde At Acadia – Friday, Feb. 1st at 5:30 pm.