Wounded Lady Warriors Fall to Tigers
Feb. 7 - 2012The saying "It's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game" takes on new meaning when it comes to FHS girls basketball.
With an injury report that reads like a tough week in the NFL, including cracked ribs, a broken collar bone, and a torn ACL, it becomes apparent that "how" the Lady Warriors play the game is, by giving it all they've got...and then some.
Lady Warrior Mikayla Bragalone, suffering from cracked ribs, and teammate Taryn Bessler, recovering from a knee injury, both returned to the home court Tuesday night to help the Warriors take on the Lady Tigers.
Even with the return of Bragalone and Bessler, the Lady Warriors were still short point guard Alex Dufour, who was side lined with a broken collar bone sustained in a game earlier this year.
Like a repeat from the Frederick vs Erie contest a short time ago, the Lady Warriors held their ground for much of the first half, staying within a few points of the Tigers in a back and forth scoring battle, heading to the locker room down 25-20 at halftime.
The Lady Warriors lost a little more ground in the third period, giving up turn overs as well as unanswered points to an aggressive Erie defense, allowing the Tigers to steadily grow their lead to 9 points going into the final period.
Gearing up for a late comeback, the Lady Warriors would start the fourth period with out lead scorer Mikayla Bragalone, who was in foul trouble and being reserved for last minute efforts.
As the Lady Warriors pressed on, the Tigers would pull ahead with Lady Tiger Kenzie Kudrna, hitting 2 of 3 shots late in the period, plus a free throw for five quick points to put the score farther out of reach for the Lady Warriors.
At the final buzzer the Lady Tigers had extended their lead by 16 points posting a 49-33 win over the Lady Warriors.
The Lady Warriors will travel to Northglenn Wednesday February 8th. Action photos are posted below.
Lady Warriors vs Erie Action Photos
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