After falling to Titans, Easterday plans to reach or go over .500 on the season

Shay Arneson shoots and makes a three-pointer.

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Shay Arneson shoots and makes a three-pointer.

On January 9, the girls varsity basketball team lost a tight game with high energy and big plays but the final seconds of the game put the Lancer down at the buzzer.

Makaala Ambush, who finished with 17 points, carried her team through the game. With about 1.6 seconds left,  Ambush got the ball and drove straight to the basket. She was fouled on the way up and was able to make her layup to tie the game at 53. She then made her free throw to win the game to send the Titans home with a win.

“We can’t let our opponents dictate the game. We have to play our game,” said guard Gabby Krystofiak after the loss.

The Lancers were leading most of the game,  The third quarter ended 39-35 with guards Shay Arneson (10 points) and Fiona Rowan (14 points) leading the Lancers. However, Ambush and Milca Barou (16 points) couldn’t be stopped as the game went down to the very end.

After the game against the Titans, Coach Easterday wasn’t doubting the team’s chances getting to playoffs. “Like any other team, our goal is to reach the Championship. But, we are also focused on smaller goals to get us closer to a championship. We narrow down on turnovers, free throws and holding our opponents to limited points.”

The team lost their following game with Westminster 59-41 and won their game against South Carroll 36-28. The Lancers are currently 4-6 but including tournaments are 5-7. The Lancers face off against the Frederick Cadets on Friday, January 18. Follow @LHSJournalism, @lancergirlsBB, and @LancerBoosters to follow your Lancers’ through the rest of their basketball season.