Lady Hawks gaining in confidence,

but still lose two games last week

 

By James Tilson

Staff writer

Jan. 11, 2018

 

MT PLEASANT—With a tough start to conference play, the Lady Hawks may have had a “break-through” game in a tough loss to Grand County, where they held a lead after the first quarter and were only down by two after three quarters.

Coach Randi Griffith pointed to her team’s slowly-building confidence.

“They shoot the ball differently in practice than they do in the game,” Griffith says.

Griffith’s re-building project has continued to show signs of improvement—where the Lady Hawks struggled with their offense early in the year, in later contests they show a good grasp of the offense and can get off good shots.

However, early in the week, the Lady Hawks were not hitting those shots. Against South Sevier, the Lady Hawks put up shot after shot, but only made four field goals in the first half. In the second, they only made one, on the way to an 18-52 loss.

Against San Juan on Friday on the road trip to southeast Utah, it was even worse. The Lady Broncos jumped out to an 18-2 lead, and continued to romp all the way to a 70-17 victory.

But on Saturday, something seemed to click, and the Lady Hawks played a very competitive game. The Lady Hawks led in the first quarter, 8-6, and were only down two by the end of the half, 16-18.

North Sanpete held even with Grand through the third quarter, and only faltered in the fourth quarter, eventually falling 36-43.

Tiffany Peckham, with 15 points, and Halli Bennett, with 12 points, both scored in double figures for the Lady Hawks.

The Lady Hawks will be looking for their first Region 15 win this season when they host Emery High on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.