By Rob Tetro
The Phoenix girls’ varsity basketball team lost its last 2 games of the season, finishing with a record of 2-16.
On Feb. 5, Bishop Grimes rolled past Phoenix, 76-30, while Marcellus knocked off the Lady Firebirds, 52-36 on Feb. 11.
The game against Bishop Grimes was never much of a contest, with Grimes wasting little time putting the game out of reach.
They jumped out to a 20 point lead over the Lady Firebirds during the first quarter and then continued their dominance during the second quarter to lead 39-14 at the half.
In the third, the Cobras outscored the Lady Firebirds by 14 points to push the lead to 39 points. Bishop Grimes capped off an impressive effort during the fourth quarter, outscoring Phoenix by 7 points en route to a 76-30 win.
Leading the way for the Lady Firebirds was Samantha Doupe with 11 points, fllowed by Alexandra Wilson with 9 and Shannon Dolan scored 8.
Marcellus built a 6-point lead over the Lady Firebirds during the first quarter of their game and outscored Phoenix by only 2 points in the second to post a 27-19 halftime score.
But Marcellus put the game out of reach during the third quarter, outscoring Phoenix by 10 points to extend its lead to 18 points.
However, the Lady Firebirds played until the clock hit all zeros. They battled through the fourth quarter while outscoring Marcellus by 2 points. But the lead Marcellus had was too much to overcome as Marcellus came away with a 52-36 win.
The Lady Firebirds were led by Kimberly Holbrook with 9 points, followed by Alexandra Wilson and Shannon Dolan with 8 points each, Jolene Zaia scored 5 and Samantha Doupe added 4 points.