JV girls' basketball defeats Einstein in a hard-fought game

Dec. 15, 2005, midnight | 18 years, 7 months ago

By Amina Goheer, JV Journal Reporter


The JV girls' basketball team defeated the Einstein Titans, 43-40, in their second game of the season, securing a win by only three points after an intense back-and-fourth volley in the final minutes of the game.

At the end of the third quarter, the Blazers were down by six points, but through aggressive defense and a strong press, they were able to tie Einstein with less than six minutes left in the game. The Titans were able to gain a brief two-point lead with four minutes left in the game, but sophomore Kalisha Holmes was able to slip past the Titan defense to score three key points for the Blazers, putting Blair in the lead once again. With 2:10 left in the game, Einstein made a free throw, tying the score at 39-39. Captain Bianca Robinson turned up the heat on Einstein with a well-executed lay-up, putting the score at 41-39 in favor of the Blazers. However, there was still time for the Titans to catch up, and with less than a minute left the teams were within a point of each other. In the final twenty seconds Holmes banked a basket, sealing a gratifying victory for the Blazers after the competitive fourth quarter.

Blair clearly stepped up their game to secure the win given the sluggish pace of the first half. The Blazers lagged behind Einstein the entire first quarter, once by eighteen points.

This was the first game for new coach William Edeline. Though satisfied with the team's win, he said there is plenty of room for improvement. "We have a lot of work to do," he said.

The JV girls play at Northwest on Friday, December 16 at 5:15.

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