Thursday, 18 January 2024 14:43

Ballston Spa Girls Look To Move Past Their Loss Against Niskayuna

By Meagan Bonney | Sports
Photo of Ballston Spa girls’ varsity basketball team playing a game provided by David Morse. Photo of Ballston Spa girls’ varsity basketball team playing a game provided by David Morse.

BALLSTON SPA —The Ballston Spa girls varsity basketball team’s four-game winning streak came to an end last Friday. In their game against Niskayuna, the Scotties lost 41-59. They are now 8-5 this season.

Despite the loss, the team maintains a positive outlook. Head Coach David Morse’s focus is on the immense improvement from last year. Referring to last season as a year to “put a system in place, and get everything in order,” Morse said this year, the team is putting all of the pieces together.

Morse said that there was a lot of work put in during the offseason, and it paid off. “We had so many girls come in that have improved so much,” he said.

One of these girls was junior Sophia Lee. She leads the team in points, averaging 14 per game. Coach Morse said that when the team is struggling, like they were against Nisky, they will turn to her to score. She finished with 19 points in Friday night’s game.

But Morse also highlighted the team as a whole, praising them all for their talent. “It seems like every game we have someone else step up in a big role,” he said. With multiple players averaging almost double digits in both points and rebounds, every win is a team effort.

The Scotties look to use this week’s loss as a way to improve. “Our focus is moving forward,” Morse said. “We reflect on what we did poorly and we look to get better every day.” Their next game is on Friday, January 19 against Guilderland.

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