Girls Middle School Basketball · DAMS Girls Basketball falls to Mt. Pleasant


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Mt. Pleasant vs Derry Area High School
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The Derry squad put on an unbelieveable display of effort, heart, teamwork, and relentless defense. Mylah O’Hanlon, Emily Berkhimer, Cassie Byers, Rachelle Marinchek, Sam Gruska, Alayna Williams, and Jane Huss played nearly flawless defense throughout the game, holding the high powered Mt. Pleasant offense to just 14 pts. Every single Derry player had at least 3 steals, multiple with double digits. But success on the defensive end was not shared on the offensive end. The Derry girls couldn’t seem to break the forcefield that was on the Mt. Pleasant rims. They battled throughout the game, and came within three pts by the end of the game.
The JV squad continued the defensive effort and saw an early lead disappear in the fourth quarter. Down by 2 with 8 seconds left, Sophia Mazzoni inbounded the ball to Jane Huss, who quickly blew by her defender and penetrated the paint. Maizie Legge recognizing her responsibilities rolled to the basketball hoop where Huss found her. As time expired, Legge sent a shot up that kissed the glass and went through the net sending the game into OT. The exhausted Derry squad could not keep pace with the Vikings, and lost in OT though. Though it ended in 2 losses, the effort, heart, and commitment to their teammates showed by every single Derry girl was absolutely amazing.