Girls Battle Fiercely, But Fall Short
After a rough-and-tumble first half, the Oaks trailed 21-7, but they played fierce defense in the third quarter and outscored the Bulldogs, 10-1, drawing to within 22-17. Early in the fourth quarter, they drew within 23-19. They played tough man-to-man defense for most of the second half.
Ann Burns Morrison, who played all but a few seconds because of foul trouble for the Oaks’ guards, led the team with a season-high ten points and several steals and assists.
Bailey Jones, fighting inside, added six points. Blair Hurley helped fuel the late surge with her shooting, also adding six points. Hannah Beale chipped in with three points and Natalie Batzel had two.