Girls Varsity Basketball
(Friday, Jan. 31st)
Hyde Phoenix 43
Acadia Seahawks 14
(Sat. Feb. 1st)
Hyde Phoenix 30
Acadia Seahawks 17
The Hyde Phoenix were excited to welcome the Seahawks of Acadia Christian School after their 2 hour plus drive to the comfy confines of the Hdye campus for a double header Friday evening and Saturday morning. Last year, the Phoenix traveled up to Acadia and were welcomed with wonderful hospitality by the Acadia community for a similar overnight stay, so the team has been waiting all year to repay the favor. As the Seahawk crowd was leaving on Saturday afternoon, they expressed immense appreciation for the manner in which the Hyde community welcomed them to the gym, to the cafeteria, and to a warm stay in the Family Renewal Center. From that standpoint, the event was a complete success. Thank you to everyone at Hyde who did all that they could to welcome our friends from Acadia. Now, on to the basketball highlights….
On Friday evening, the Hyde Phoenix got off to a fast start with a 14-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back en route to a commanding 43-14 victory over the Acadia Seahawks. The first quarter scoring was evenly distributed among 5 different players and it continued that way throughout the rest of the game. In addition to Sr. Carolyn Moore, who led all scorers with 8 points, 8 other players scored in this game including, Sr Emma Leonard who scored 8 points as well as Sos. Kristine Bailey and Lutes Bartlett who each added 7 points. Perhaps the most exciting moment in this fun game was when So. Anna Presson scored her first varsity basket ever early in the 4th quarter. Presson, who has been working hard all season to help the team, hit a jump shot that brought the entire crowd to its feet in celebration. The coaches scrambled to call a time-out to bring the hysteria under control so that the game could continue. J Way to go, Anna – Way to go, Phoenix!
Early Saturday morning, both teams got up and traveled to nearby Wiscasset High School for a rematch. After a good night’s sleep in Hyde’s Family Renewal Center, the Acadia Seahawks looked ready for revenge as they started the game with much more confidence and hustle. Even though the Phoenix never trailed in this game, the Seahawks kept the game close throughout. At halftime the score was 19-12, but the ladies from Hyde kicked things into high gear in the second half as they pulled ahead to a 30-17 victory. Sr. Carolyn Moore again led all scorers with 13 points and So. Lutes Bartlett added 11 points as well. Sos. Cherry Weng and Kelsey Talbutt played stifling defense as did Frs. Emma Dubrovsky and Allison Grover. Jrs. Gigi Chen and Becky Zhang also contributed to the team effort with good passing and hustle in transition. Overall, both games featured great teamwork, enthusiasm, and hustle on the part of the Hyde Phoenix. As a reward, the Lady Phoenix got the chance to do something that they have not done in a while – ring the victory bell.
Next up: Monday – Feb. 3rd at Valley 5pm.