Lady Phoenix Represent Proudly Despite Falling to Richmond in Augusta.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Hyde Phoenix 11 5 10 10 36
Richmond Bobcats 7 11 14 11 43
The magical season of the Hyde Lady Phoenix came to an end with a hard-fought 43-36 defeat to the Bobcats of Richmond in the Western Semi-Finals at Augusta. Despite the tears and disappointment that the Hyde players experienced at the end of the game, the team members had every reason to hold their heads high as they played with passion and determination and almost upset the Western defending champs of Richmond. The Lady Phoenix executed the game plan beautifully which was designed to contain Sr. Jamie Plummer, Richmond’s superstar who had scored 35 points in the quarterfinal round. Sr. Katie Comeaux and Jr. Carolyn Moore took turns locking down Plummer while the rest of the team did their best to limit the other four players on the court for the Bobcats. Not only did Comeaux and Moore contain Plummer; they held her to a season low of 5 points. Nevertheless, much credit was given to the Richmond team who made the necessary adjustments to overcome the Hyde game plan on their way to victory. Sr. Kara Fischer played an outstanding game in her Hyde finale as she continuously broke down the Bobcat press and scored 9 points on the offensive end. Once again, Fischer proved to be quite durable as she played the whole game despite often being double-teamed and trapped. Fischer’s confidence and perseverance have served the team beautifully all season. Fr. Diamond Brown returned to the lineup after missing close to two weeks with a knee injury and scored 8 points and collected several rebounds. Fr. Chloe Blaylock once again played with amazing confidence and focus for a freshman as she contributed 6 points and played solid defense. Jr. Shannon Ward scored 2 points while So. Jailene Martinez contributed 4 of her own. In addition to all of the Hyde players mentioned above, Jrs. Emma Leonard, Cailin Darling, So. Allie Helfrich, Fr. Lutes Bartlett and team manager Brianna Reeves- Eliopoulos have all played a valuable part in making this season so special. The coaches are incredibly proud of the “rise of the Phoenix” that group has been responsible for and are especially grateful to the seniors for creating such an amazing legacy for future Lady Phoenix to follow! Congratulations ladies of an outstanding season!