Beating the birds
Lady Big Horns secure historic victory over Lady Falcons
The Lady Big Horns played a high intensity and historic game against the Twin Bridges Lady Falcons on January 4, beating the Falcons 44-38. It was the first time in team history that the Lady Big Horns beat the Lady Falcons.
The fourth quarter began with a tie of 31-31. It was like old school street ball, with both teams playing man-to-man defense and fouling almost to double digits. It was a true battle up until the final minutes of the game. Every defensive and offensive move was pivotal. Lady Big Horn senior Solea Swenson had five blocks in the game. It was a neck-to-neck struggle that became a battle for free throws.
Lady Big Horn freshman Carly Wilson showed her mettle by landing three key three-point shots: one in the second quarter and two in the third as well as three of four attempted free-throws in the fourth quarter.
“Coming in, I didn’t think I was going to play much. I’m not normally a three-point shooter. I was so excited [to make those shots],” Wilson said. “Our team played incredible. We had a tough game yesterday, losing by one point. It felt great to follow through with a win.”
Lady Big Horns coaches agreed the ladies finally came to play. “We brought some fire – saw some leadership out of the seniors and some potential from the freshmen,” coach Elijah Klein said.
Klein said it was nice to see them live up to their potential.
Lady Big Horn junior Emma Flach, the leading scorer of the game with 13 points – six of those being free throws – was fouled with 15 seconds left. She stepped onto the line to sink both of her free throws bringing the final score to 44-38.
“It definitely got intense at the end,” Coach John Boersma said.
Klein agreed. “I had to watch my mouth,” he said.