By TERESA CHIPMAN
PHS sports writer
The Indian girls traveled to Century on Friday, Dec. 7, losing 58-23. The 18-2 lead Century gained in the first quarter was too much for Preston to overcome.
The Indians nearly matched Century in the second quarter, scoring nine and limiting the Diamondbacks to 10, but they struggled to get their shots to fall.
“They jumped on us really with their press and we just handled it really badly at the beginning,” coach Belinda Taylor said. “There isn’t any easy answer to turn the game around. Just keep working at it and hopefully hit some shots. We didn’t get our shots to fall to help us out there.”
Britany Parker led the team with six points, Shania Carlisle followed with five. Hannah Roberts and Anna White each put up four points while Katie Call and Lucie Gajdosova contributed two each.
Preston lost 61-44 at home against Rigby on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Though the Indians trailed by seven at the end of the first quarter, they held it right there to the half matching the Trojans point for point, except one.
Down 34-26 at the half the team continued to stay with Rigby in the third but the Trojans pulled away in the fourth, widening their lead to 17 by the end.
Call led Preston with 12 points and three assists and Roberts followed with 10 points, seven rebounds and a block. Parker chipped in seven, Carlisle six and Alexa VanVleet four. White and Whitney Alder had two each. Gajdosova added one.
“The game was like watching a tennis match with how fast paced the tempo was,” Taylor said. “We kept up with them, but unfortunately they won the war on rebounds, which made a difference in the game. The girls gave a lot of effort and played extremely hard.”
Preston travelled to Minico on Tuesday, Dec. 11, (score not available at press time) and go to Pocatello on Thursday, Dec. 13. On Friday, Dec. 14, Preston will host Malad at 2:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, Dec. 18, they will travel to Blackfoot. Varsity games all begin at 7:30 p.m. and freshmen and JV at 6 p.m., except on Friday when freshmen will start at 4:30 p.m.
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