Lady Blazers Sunk by Late Greyhound Surge

Photo Credit: Troy Ferguson

In a matchup where Trail bolted out to an early lead, the Lady Blazers let the game slip through their hands in a 33-27 loss at Dixie Thursday night. The Blazers controlled the pace, tempo, and the lead from the tip into the fourth quarter, but two three-point buckets from Greyhound role players and multiple free throws from their leading scorer proved too much to overcome in the end. Sierra Brinson scored 22 of the Greyhound’s 33 points, with the majority coming by virtue of the charity stripe, where she shot 14-17. For the second game in a row, the opposition’s leading scorer shot more free throws than the entire Blazer team, who failed to capitalize on their own opportunities (4-13). Trail limited Dixie to one shot most possessions, but the Blazers could not find the net in the fourth quarter, managing only three points and a mere 15 after the first quarter, playing without their lone Senior who was out due to illness. In just her second start of the season, Junior Isabelle Anderson played a fantastic game on the boards and on the defensive end, also contributing eight points. Fellow Junior Josie Stiner led the Blazer scoring with nine (all in the first half); Sophomores Morgan House (five) and Ollie Mason (four); and Junior Hannah Henderson (one) rounded out the scoring column. The Lady Blazers had Dixie on the ropes but couldn't find a way to issue a knockout blow late in the game. The Greyhounds climb to 10-9 overall (6-3) and Trail falls to 5-11 (1-8) on the season.

The squad will once again look to rebound Saturday in a non-conference matchup at home versus Eaton. A two-quarter JV matchup will tip at Noon with Varsity to follow.