HSGBB: Short-handed Dolphins fade late vs. Landsharks

The Battery Creek girls basketball team held their own against a deep Oceanside Collegiate team for three quarters, but only having six players caught up to the Dolphins in a 55-39 loss to the Landsharks at the Palace on Friday.

“We have to keep our heads up,” Creek coach Lonnie Kluttz said. “We have to keep pushing on defense and with only six players, they were able to run the pressure all game long and get us tired.”

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Myra Smith and Kiara Wilson both found their grove offensively, posting 12 points apiece. Ashante and Iesha Shaw were strong on the boards, as the sisters collected 12 rebounds each. 

Creek took an early lead following the tip, but Oceanside countered with consecutive buckets to retake the lead. BCHS pushed the aggression through the half as the Landsharks saw themselves in foul trouble early. 

The Dolphins held a lead as large as six in the middle of the second, however the numbers game hurt Creek closing out the quarter. 

Battery Creek’s offense had been struggling from the field in the previous few games, however Friday’s game saw a much better shooting performance.

“We’re going to continue to work on our shooting,” Kluttz said. “We’ve been working on our free throws and shooting during practice and we’re going to continue to do that.” 

— Brackin Lambert, BCHS Athletics

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