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Playoff Woes for the Lady Spartans

Posted 02/28/2008 by Keenan Moore

TJ girls’ basketball isn’t able to continue win streak against Fossil Ridge.

By Keenan Moore

aaaball.jpgThe girls basketball team played their first playoff game, and they were not able to pull out a win as they lost to a powerful team from Fossil Ridge, 64-37.
     The Spartans seemed to be gaining off their momentous uprising at the end of the season where they won 4 out of their last 5 games. During this streak, they outscored, outrebounded, and outstole their opponents on a more then a two to one ratio. It seemed like they were able to finally come together as a team as the season came to an end, and they hoped to keep their momentum heading into the first round of the playoffs. Unfortunately, it seemed like this would not be the case, as the woes for the girls started early in the game.
     The Spartans got out to a fast start, as they took the early lead on the Sabercats 6-0. It seemed like this would be another great occasion in which the ladies would be able to beat the odds and pull out another win. However, the first few minutes was only a bright spot for the Spartans, as their game soon after this point seemed to take the first step down a slippery slope. After the initial surge of the Spartans, they could not get any of their shots to fall. The Spartan defense seemed to crumble and the Sabercats took advantage of it.
     The ladies finished their season with a 5-19 record, with one loss coming in the playoffs. They also finished with a 4-4 record in league, which helped them come together. While the record might not reflect it, there were a lot of bright things that could be taken away from this season. The girls greatly improved on many things that helped them with their late season winning streak. They outscored their opponents, tightened up their defense, and got points off of the fast break. This proved to be quite the combination, as it seemed like none of their opponents could stop them. The girls tied for first in the 4A Denver Prep League championship, which propelled them into the state playoffs.