On Thursday, January 3, the Lady Jeffs defeated the Tri-County Trojans 44-15. This was their first game back after winter break. The team’s next game is Tuesday, January 8 against Wilber-Clatonia.
“I thought we played good defense with only allowing them to score 15 points,” Ellie Ohlde ’21 said. “We were even trying to do a full man to man press.
Ohlde scored ten points during the game, the second highest scorer for the Jeffs. Sara Huss ’20 had the most overall with 16. Freshman Jami Mans agrees with her teammate Ohlde that their tough defense helped win them the game, but she also contributes it to a strong offense.
“Overall I think we played really well,” Jami Mans ’22 said. “We ran our offenses good and didn’t rush. We played defense hard.”
Head coach Lyle Thompson was proud of how the girls competed Thursday night. He thought the girls did a pretty good job on both sides of the court against Tri-County. The biggest challenge was coming back and adjusting from winter break he said.
“We executed our offense early pretty well, but just did not convert anything until midway through the first quarter,” Thompson said. “Once we settled in to a rhythm, we were able to pull out to a comfortable lead. It was also our first real opportunity to play half-court man on the season, and I felt like we did a pretty solid job.”
Ellie Ohlde ’21 guards a Tri-County opponent. Ohlde was the second highest scoring player for the Jeffs against Tri-County. Photo by B. Novotny
Jami Mans ’22 attempts to grab a rebound. Mans is a freshman, but still made it in to the varsity game. Photo by B. Novotny