After a long layoff to get back to basics, John Paul II’s girls put together one of their strongest efforts of the season but fell short in a 52-39 home loss to Cathedral Academy on Friday.
The Generals controlled things early and led 29-10 at halftime, leaving the Golden Warriors scrambling to figure out a way to come back.
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Starting in the third quarter, JPII started to kick it up a notch, outscoring the Generals 20-9 to pull within eight going to the fourth quarter. The Warriors clawed with six before Cathedral pulled away down the stretch.
After returning from a concussion suffered in the first game of the season, senior captain Taylor Michael led the Golden Warriors with a career-high 20 points and seven rebounds. Brady Mahoney added eight points and nine boards, and Cayce Graves had five points, seven rebounds, and five steals.
The Golden Warriors (1-5) will host their postponed game against Hilton Head Christian Academy at noon Saturday.
Written by Taylor Michael