By Rob Tetro
The Phoenix girls’ varsity basketball team continues to search for another win, with losses at Cazenovia 59-46 and Bishop Ludden 58-48.
The girls now have an overall record of 1-12.
In the game with Caz on Jan. 21. the Lakers led by only two points after the first period. Cazenovia extended its lead during the second quarter, outscoring Phoenix by 4 points to take a 24-18 lead into halftime.
The deficit faced by the Lady Firebirds continued to grow during the third quarter, as Caz outscored Phoenix by 9 points to push its lead to 15 points. But the Lady Firebirds didn’t fold. During the fourth quarter, Phoenix outscored Cazenovia to cut into its lead, but the deficit proved to be insurmountable as Cazenovia came away with a 13-point win.
Phoenix was led by Samantha Doupe with 17 points, followed by Kimberly Holbrook with 11, Alexandra Wilson with 7 and Morgan Stoutenger chipped in 5 points.
Bishop Ludden jumped out to an early 8-point lead over Phoenix Jan. 24 and then increased the lead in the second period to go into the half with a 35-18 lead.
Bishop Ludden continued to pour it on during the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Firebirds by 8 points to extend the lead to 25 points. However, Phoenix went down swinging. They outscored Bishop Ludden by 15 points during the fourth quarter to cut into the lead. But despite these valiant efforts, Bishop Ludden held off Phoenix for the 58-48 win.
Leading the way for the Lady Firebirds was Alexandra Wilson with 14 points, followed by Samantha Doupe with 11, Kimberly Holbrook scored 9 and Shannon Dolan chipped in 8 points.