The Godwin Eagles varsity girls’ basketball team met the Hermitage Panthers at home on Feb. 9.

Hermitage had a size advantage over most of the Godwin players and they made use of that by playing a very tough and physical game.

The Eagles started off slowly in the first quarter and they went down 9-2 early on, but tied it at 9-9 at the end of the 1st quarter with the help of freshman Sara Buglisi who had five early points.

The second quarter started off even more slowly than the first for the Eagles with the Panthers scoring nine unanswered points. Godwin’s Varsity Girls’ Basketball coach Eric Hilton was forced to call a timeout as an attempt to slow down the Panthers momentum.

Part of Godwin’s game plan was to feed junior Jessica Martin the ball down near the basket as she was one of the only girls big enough to compete with the Panthers in the paint. Buglisi and sophomore Megan Sherman were having trouble feeding the ball to Martin throughout the game.

Martin and senior Sophie Linnell were the only Eagles to score in the second quarter with two points each.

The Eagles found themselves in a hole at halftime down 22-13.

Martin started the half off strong with two quick baskets. However, The Eagles’ struggles continued as they had trouble handling the ball and committed several turnovers in the third quarter. The panthers adopted a full court press and the Eagles struggled to get the ball up the court.

Panthers junior Destiny Walker already committed to play at Wake Forest to play basketball and shadowed Martin down at the Eagles’ offensive end and effectively slowed down Martin.

Linnell was defending Walker most of the game. The Hermitage lead expanded as Linnell got into foul trouble and risked fouling out which caused Hilton to sub her out.

Hermitage lead was extended to 32-17 by the end of the third quarter.

Hermitage played a rough, physical game in the fourth quarter, resulting in numerous fouls. The Eagles entered double bonus very early in the quarter which makes all fouls on them result in two free throws.

Hermitage slowed down the ball on offense and began to run down the clock, and the Eagles were beginning to heat up by cutting the lead to eight with three minutes left. However, the lead the Panthers had proved to be too great and the Eagles’ momentum slipped away.

With a mere 50 seconds left, Hilton put in a team of inexperienced players in order to give them some playing time.

In the end, Hermitage was too physical for the Eagles with the Eagles losing at home 46-34.

Hilton said, “We definitely didn’t play our game. We let their pressure get to us a little bit. We need to win out the rest of the season to get the highest seed possible for the playoffs.”

Sherman said, “We played well in the first and fourth quarter, but the second and third killed us.”

 

The Godwin Eagles varsity girls’ basketball team met the Hermitage Panthers at home on Feb. 9.

Hermitage had a size advantage over most of the Godwin players and they made use of that by playing a very tough and physical game.

The Eagles started off slowly in the first quarter and they went down 9-2 early on, but tied it at 9-9 at the end of the 1st quarter with the help of freshman Sara Buglisi who had five early points.

The second quarter started off even more slowly than the first for the Eagles with the Panthers scoring nine unanswered points. Godwin’s Varsity Girls’ Basketball coach Eric Hilton was forced to call a timeout as an attempt to slow down the Panthers momentum.

Part of Godwin’s game plan was to feed junior Jessica Martin the ball down near the basket as she was one of the only girls big enough to compete with the Panthers in the paint. Buglisi and sophomore Megan Sherman were having trouble feeding the ball to Martin throughout the game.

Martin and senior Sophie Linnell were the only Eagles to score in the second quarter with two points each.

The Eagles found themselves in a hole at halftime down 22-13.

Martin started the half off strong with two quick baskets. However, The Eagles’ struggles continued as they had trouble handling the ball and committed several turnovers in the third quarter. The panthers adopted a full court press and the Eagles struggled to get the ball up the court.

Panthers junior Destiny Walker already committed to play at Wake Forest to play basketball and shadowed Martin down at the Eagles’ offensive end and effectively slowed down Martin.

Linnell was defending Walker most of the game. The Hermitage lead expanded as Linnell got into foul trouble and risked fouling out which caused Hilton to sub her out.

Hermitage lead was extended to 32-17 by the end of the third quarter.

Hermitage played a rough, physical game in the fourth quarter, resulting in numerous fouls. The Eagles entered double bonus very early in the quarter which makes all fouls on them result in two free throws.

Hermitage slowed down the ball on offense and began to run down the clock, and the Eagles were beginning to heat up by cutting the lead to eight with three minutes left. However, the lead the Panthers had proved to be too great and the Eagles’ momentum slipped away.

With a mere 50 seconds left, Hilton put in a team of inexperienced players in order to give them some playing time.

In the end, Hermitage was too physical for the Eagles with the Eagles losing at home 46-34.

Hilton said, “We definitely didn’t play our game. We let their pressure get to us a little bit. We need to win out the rest of the season to get the highest seed possible for the playoffs.”

Sherman said, “We played well in the first and fourth quarter, but the second and third killed us.”

 

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