Emery zooms right past Lady Hawks in 35-55 runaway loss
MT. PLEASANT—The North Sanpete girls basketball team took a 51-35 loss against Emery last Tuesday, Dec. 6.
In a game that never looked close after the first quarter, Emery ran away with a win over the visiting Lady Hawks.
“It’s on me,” head coach Randi Griffith said. “I need to figure out what I need to do better to make sure they are ready to go battle for a full 32 minutes no matter what the game brings.”
The Lady Hawks looked good against the Lady Spartans for the first four minutes of the game, and were only down 15-11 at the end of the first quarter, but Emery outscored North Sanpete 27-11 in the second and third to put the game away early, and the Lady Hawks couldn’t find a way to fight back.
“Emery is a good team,” Griffith said. “They shot the ball well; we didn’t defend well, which is never a good thing when you’re playing a good team. The one thing I’ll say about these girls is that even if they are struggling, they don’t quit. They continue to work hard until the last whistle blows.”
More than anything, Griffith learned what she needed to do from the setback.
“The lesson learned is that I need to prepare them better so that they can go out and put their best game on the floor every game that they play,” Griffith said.
Senior Angela Clayton was the bright spot for North Sanpete, totaling a respectable 13 points. North Sanpete couldn’t keep up with the three Emery players, Megan Jensen, Lainee Jensen, and Kinlee Toomer, who all scored in double figures. Lainee also added four threes.
The Lady Hawks played Delta at home last Tuesday and will travel to face Gunnison tonight at 7 p.m.