After finally scoring their first win of the year in their fourth outing, the Bainbridge High varsity girls basketball team came up short on their very next trip to the court Friday, Dec. 13.
An unlucky date, indeed.
The Spartans were bested 49-41 at home by the visitors from Roosevelt, dropping their overall season record to 1-4 (1-2 in conference) and earning them the fourth-place spot in the Metro standings.
Garfield is top dog in the Metro League, with an unblemished 5-0 record.
Last Friday’s loss to Roosevelt was a contentious contest, and though the Rough Riders were on the board first there was never a time at which the Spartans were truly left behind.
The guests’ brief lead was quashed quickly, with things sitting at 2-all with about five minutes left in the first quarter
It was then the Spartans’ turn to lead, temporarily, before the guests evened things up again, 8-all, and then retook the advantage (11-10) just before the buzzer.
The second quarter saw the Spartans mainly in the lead (17-13 with about four minutes to go), though they trailed 22-21 by the end of the half, unable to maintain their brief advantage.
The third saw the guests pull away initially, and then the Spartans rebounded. But it wasn’t enough. They entered the final quarter down 33-28 and were never again so close to the lead.
Next, the Spartans hit the road to play Cleveland (1-4 overall) Wednesday, and will return home to host West Seattle (2-1) at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.