June 2, 2023
Lady Rams' comeback falls short in losing to Handley - Valley Times-News

Woman Rams comeback falls brief with loss to Handley

Revealed on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 22:58

The Valley faculty ladies have struggled to shut a 15-point hole within the final three quarters, however that wasn’t sufficient because the Handley Tigers took dwelling a 46-37 win on Wednesday.

Valley head coach George Grimes talked about what occurred within the early levels of the sport.

“We began gradual,” Grimes mentioned.

“We could not begin our engine early.”

It was a gradual first half begin for the Woman Rams as Valley struggled to get something offensively within the first quarter.

Valley took simply two photographs within the first quarter and the Woman Rams dug a 16-6 gap into the second quarter.

The Woman Rams bought some life within the second quarter and Valley reduce Handley’s result in six because the Woman Rams went on a 6-0 run.

In direction of the top of the second quarter, turnovers started to trouble Valley, and Handley took a 29-17 lead at halftime.

The Woman Rams bought some assist in the third quarter with each Handley’s coach and a technical foul on a participant.

Woman Rams missed all 4 free throws and Grimes is aware of that makes the most important distinction.

“It is one of many issues we speak about in observe,” Grimes mentioned.

They know the deal. Free throws are essential for a crew like us that does not have a excessive scoring quantity. We missed six or seven on our personal within the third quarter.”

Valley failed to shut the lead within the third quarter and Handley led 34-29 into the ultimate eight minutes.

The Woman Rams got here shut within the fourth quarter thanks to a couple Handley turnovers.

Valley introduced the ball to 6, however the Woman Tigers managed to catch the ball and gradual the clock.

Regardless of the loss, Grimes is pleased with her daughters’ wrestle.

“I advised the women they might play with Handley,” Grimes mentioned.

“It was as much as us to shoot and run a number of photographs that had been within the second quarter. We performed properly defensively. We’re getting higher. That is what’s vital right here earlier than the district match subsequent month. We communicated properly and rushed.”

The Woman Rams will now look ahead to the sector recreation and Grimes thinks they’re prepared.

“We now have two extra video games earlier than Beauregard performs subsequent Tuesday,” Grimes mentioned.

“We now have two extra possibilities to get higher earlier than the sector recreation. We’ll be prepared for Tuesday. We now have to discover a solution to recover from the bumps.”

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