After the third quarter the Eagles were able to cut the score to within one, putting the score at 20-19, New Haven. To start the fourth quarter, Emma Englebrecht hit a shot to get the Shamrocks rolling again. The girls continued to move the ball quickly and shoot open shots. The JV girls went on to win the game 39 to 28.
As the varsity game started, the Eagles gained an 11-2 lead early in the first quarter. The Eagles came at the Shamrocks in a soft press and guarded the girls in three-one-one defense. Senior Megan Shockley stated,” I felt that Owensville’s press was much tougher, and we handled theirs a lot better than Sullivan's.” Shockley also said,” We really need to become more comfortable with it considering we will see a lot more of it coming into districts.” Because of this struggle, the Shamrocks were forced to run four zone on offense. Going into halftime, the Eagles took control over the scoreboard.
Coming out after the half, the Shamrocks made some adjustments in their offense, which seemed to get the girls moving. “ I really liked the adjustments we made at halftime to our offense. I thought it made us move, which was something we needed to do,” commented Molly Munsinger.
The Shamrocks went on to lose the game 57-27. New Haven has two more conference games before starting district play Febuary 24.
-by Molly Munsinger