Phoenix Girls Varsity Basketball No Match for Top Ranked Lakers

 Girls Varsity Basketball

 Hyde Phoenix                     19

Rangeley Lakes Lakers    60

 The Hyde Phoenix traveled to Rangeley to take on the top ranked school in Class D girls basketball this past Tuesday night and were soundly defeated 60-19 by the Rangeley Lakes Lakers.   The Lakers raced out to a 19-0 lead after the first quarter using an aggressive full court press and maintained intense pressure throughout the game.  The Phoenix struggled to find a solution to their opponent’s defense, until late in the game when they outscored the Lakers 9-4 in the final frame paced by Sr. Carolyn Moore who scored all of her 4 points in the 4th quarter.  So. Diamond Brown led the Phoenix in scoring with 9 points as Sr. Emma Leonard added 4 points of her own.   The younger players on the team continue to assert themselves as they did all that they could to stand the test presented by a far more experienced opponent.   Frs. Rachel Wikman and Allison Grover exemplified a “never say die” spirit and a thirst for learning the game as they played with heart and determination.  So. Anna Presson continued to show grit and tenacity when she was on the court as well.

Next up:  Home vs Pine Tree Academy – Thursday, Jan. 23rd – 4 pm.