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Girls varsity basketball team loses first home game

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Morse’s girls varsity basketball team focused on running, drills, and offensive and defensive plays in preparation for the game against Bishop High School at Morse on Nov. 29, 2017, but lost with a 25-71 score.

Coach Vanessa Salas believed it was a difficult game due to Bishop’s aggressive intensity and Morse’s nervousness over their first home game.

“We didn’t start off the game as strong as we wanted, but we definitely picked up the pace after halftime, and the players started scoring a little bit more,” Salas said.

Although they lost, the team had a positive reaction and will plan to use this experience to increase their level of play and to learn from the mistakes they made in order to improve their skills.

“Losing our first official game isn’t how you want to start the season,” Salas said. “However, the girls are able to learn a lot and grow from this game. Sure it wasn’t their best game, but they can only go up from here.”

Salas and varsity player Amy Dobbins believed that Kahmille Booker, junior and fellow teammate, was the best player due to being the top scorer of the game with nine points, as well as blocking many shots.

“In the third quarter, Booker made an incredible lay up against two defenders making the two points with an additional one point for being fouled,” Dobbins said.

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