Hyde Phoenix Girls Varsity Team Rises Just in Time vs. Islesboro

1st        2nd       3rd        4th                    Final
Hyde Phoenix             7          12        0          12                    31
Islesboro Eagles         5          6          13        3                      27

This past Saturday, the Lady Phoenix made the unique journey to the island to take on the Islesboro Eagles in a rematch of an earlier season game in which Hyde had won easily.  This time, things were quite different.  Perhaps it was the wear and tear of a week full of lengthy travel and intense games for the team, or maybe it took the girls a while to shake off their sea legs.  Either way, the Phoenix had to overcome a very sluggish start and a horrific 3rd period in which the team failed to score a single point (13-0), to come from behind to capture a 31-27 victory to improve their season record to 11-1.  Going into the final quarter, the team was down by 5, but the veterans of the team stepped up to turn things around.  Jr. Lutes Bartlett ’16 scored 5 of her 9 points in the final quarter including 3 of 5 from the free-throw line.  Jr. Diamond Brown ’16 added 3 of her team-high 14 points late in the game to help pull out the victory.  The team welcomed back to the lineup So. Lilli Allen ’17, who came off the bench to test out a tender ankle.  Allen scored 6 points including two clutch free-throws late in the game.  Afterwards in the locker room, the team focused its attention on how to get things back on the right track in terms of playing to its fullest potential each and every game, especially given the important stretch of big games coming up this week.  On Monday and Thursday of this coming week, Hyde will travel to face a #2 ranked Pine Tree Academy team that currently holds an impressive 14-1 record.  Both games will be played at their home location.  The team would love to see some Phoenix fans make the short trek over to Freeport to cheer us on!

Upcoming Games:
Monday at Pine Tree  4:30 pm.
Thursday at Pine Tree 4:30 pm.
Saturday home vs. Hebron  2:30 pm.

 

Coach Polgar