Girls varsity basketball falls short to the Cadets despite a hard-fought game: Photo of the Day 1/19/19


Alex Dembeck

Fiona Rowan dribbles the ball before passing to Shay Arneson.

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

On January 18, girls varsity basketball game ended in a loss against the Frederick Cadets. Despite a hard-fought game from the Lancers, the girls fell short with a final score of 66-43.

As the game began, the tension was high between the two teams after successful three-pointers from both sides, two from senior Fiona Rowan and one from senior Shay Arneson. The game remained extremely close until the end of the first quarter when Frederick pulled ahead, starting the second quarter with an advantage of 24-11.

Linganore began to trail further behind in the second quarter. Multiple missed foul shots and miscommunication on offense were the main causes behind Frederick’s growing lead at halftime.

As the girls re-entered the court, their demeanor changed. They began to rally, as scoring became a team effort and their defensive game strengthened. The Lancers’ team work stood out during this game, with baskets from eight different players, strong passing, and lots of communication. The Lancer’s scoring came from three-pointers from junior Taylor Ferguson, sophomore Gabby Krystofiak, and seniors Gina DiGiovanni, Arneson, and Rowan. Senior Alexis Duda and sophomore Darbe Reesman also contributed with multiple layups.

Although the varsity team fought back hard against the Cadets, they fell short. Reesman said, “We played a really good game. Every player gave it their all and left everything on the court. If some more of our shots would have fallen, there would have definitely been a different outcome.”

The Lancers’ next game is against North Hagerstown on Tuesday January 22 at 7:00. Make sure to follow @LancersBoosters and @LHSJournalism to receive more updates on girls basketball.