Trinity Catholic beats Staples girls hoops
The Staples girls basketball team fell 39-34 at Trinity Catholic for its second straight loss to drop to 2-2.
Going into the game, Staples expected that Trinity would be tough competition. Senior captain MK Vansant said, "We all expected it to be a tough game just like Ridgefield. They do have the best center in the FCIAC, Mackenzie Griffen."
Staples is disappointed in the loss because their first half performance was not as good as their second. Trinity led 14-4 after the first quarter. This was the biggest point deficit of the game and was tough for the Lady Wreckers to come back from.
Senior captain Julie Strickland said, "The outcome of the game was a bit disappointing due to the team's hard work on the court in the second half. We made a lot of silly mistakes in the first half, but managed to stay in it, almost pulling off a win from behind. It was frustrating to lose because of our slow start in the opening quarter."
Sophomore Erica Stein was an instrumental part of the Lady Wreckers' comeback. She hit three 3-pointers in the second half, one of which with under a minute to go to put Staples within 3.
The Lady Wreckers picked it up on the defensive end with nine steals in the second half. Senior captain Nicole Brill said, "Our press was tremendous in the last few minutes of the game. It got us back into the game because people made a lot of steals and shots."