Lady Jacks post win over Wahluke
After dropping two road games to start the season, the Lady Jacks came home and defended their home court with a 35-30 win over Wahluke on Tuesday.
Quincy held a four-point lead going into the third quarter, but the scrappy Lady Warriors fought back to tie the game and even take a 28-26 lead to open the fourth quarter.
Quincy regrouped and put together a 9-0 run to take control.
“We played better defense,” point guard Leyden Chavez said. “(Coach) said play better defense and close our our press.”
With that advice, first-year head coach April Murray got her first victory.
“It was a real ugly win,” she said. “It’s not the way it was supposed to be.
“I’ll take it.”
The coach leaned on her seniors to score, as Aurorah Davis had 13 points, Kacie Reynolds added 12 points and Candice Snyder chipped in eight points. Murray was looking for an easier win, but Wahluke kept hanging around. You would never know Murray was worried about the outcome from her calm demeanor on the bench, but she said she finally felt comfortable near the end of the fourth quarter.
“There was a point at the end, about a minute left, I started to breathe,” she said.
Murray is hoping her team settles in and becomes patient on the offensive side of the ball. She knows their offensive will work, as it showed some life against Wahluke, but the players were to quick too shoot.
“I think our mantra three games in is 'Calm down',” she said. “Get set and take a good shot. When we did run, it worked and they got shots.”
Selah 57, Quincy 21
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Ephrata 45, Quincy 35
Ephrata, behind 19 points from Kendall Sage, defeated Quincy 45-35.
The Lady Jacks were led by Davis with 12 points and Reynolds with 10 points.