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BHS trails Lions in Metro girls hoops

Bainbridge senior guard Maddie Ketcheside leaps for a layup during the final home game of the regular season Friday, Feb. 7 against the Lakeside Lions. The Spartans would be defeated 56-34.  - Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge senior guard Maddie Ketcheside leaps for a layup during the final home game of the regular season Friday, Feb. 7 against the Lakeside Lions. The Spartans would be defeated 56-34.
— image credit: Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

PASKI GYMNASIUM —It was all going so well for the Bainbridge High varsity girls basketball team on Friday night.

They scored first and quickly took charge of the court in home game against the visiting Lakeside Lions, leading in points for the initial moments of the game.

Then, the tide shifted.

By the end of the first quarter the Spartans found themselves looking at the low end of an 11-10 score.

That didn’t necessarily have to be the tone of the game, and the team managed an exciting resurgence late in the second quarter, but their efforts proved to be not enough against the viscous Lions who proceeded to sink several critical three-pointers and lead 26-17 at the half.

Bainbridge Head Coach Nicole Hebner said that the team’s defense was giving a solid performance, but the Lions simply went over their head.

“They just sank a lot of threes,” she said. “We tried to play man-to-man, but we don’t match up with them really well there.”

She added that the team did very well in the initial stages of the game.

“We came out with a ton of energy,” she said.

The game was the last of the regular season home games and also Senior Night.

The team recognized Spartan seniors Katie Alpaugh, Julie Feikes, Maddie Ketcheside, Nancy Karreman and Caroline Bredy.

“I’m proud of the seniors for the way they came out tonight,” Hebner said. “Come next week we’ve got some stuff to go over that we’ll work on and hopefully win some basketball games.”

The top Spartan scorers were Bredy and Karreman, each finishing the game with seven points.

Paige Brigham managed four points total.

The Spartans played their first game of the postseason at home against Chief Sealth Monday, Feb. 10.

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