Lady Pirates slip away with wins
The Greenland Lady Pirate junior and senior high basketball teams held on during Homecoming last Friday to take both games from the Eureka Springs Lady Highlander teams at Greenland.
Coach Aaron Hall's senior girls were down just five points with under four minutes to play in the fourth, but Greenland hit free throws and took a 47-33 victory. Eureka fell to 9-12 overall, 1-3 in 1AA Conference play.
Hall's junior high girls went cold after the first quarter and took a 36-17 loss, leaving their record at 5-11, 3-1. It was their first conference loss.
EUREKA AT GREENLAND
Friday, Jan. 14
Senior High Girls
9-14, 19-20, 28-35, 33-47
"I was proud of the girls. We were hanging around until the last three minutes," Coach Hall said."It was 38-33 with under four minutes to go when Greenland started holding the ball. We didn't score any at the end and they made nine points."
Hall said the Lady Pirates got in foul trouble by the second half and played their second team a lot.
"Their second team played good defense and we never could separate from them," Coach said.
But at the end, Greenland was 17 of 23 from the line, shooting 18 free throws the second half to Eureka's four.
Scoring- ES- Becca Wallis- 10; Amanda Dunham- 8; 5's- Hannah Cole, Mandy Moore; Brianna Freeman- 3; Ashley Knapp- 2. Team- 7/12 Fts. GL- Bartel- 14; Bartel- 10. Team- 17/23 Fts.
Junior High Girls
5-2, 6-15, 10-26, 17-36
"Greenland is good, and we only hit three field goals all night," Coach Hall said. "We have shot poorly in back-to-back games. We took good shots, were open underneath, but they didn't fall, and we didn't play good defense after the first quarter. It was our first conference loss."
Scoring- ES- Katie Wallace- 6; Hannah Milligan- 3; 2's- Jane Soriano, Andi Hamilton, Emily Deitchler, Clare McCormick.