Girls wallop visiting Bison
Published: Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
There was another lopsided high school girls basketball game at the Armory last Friday night. To the delight of Custer fans, coaches and players, however, the Wildcats were on the right side of this one.
The Custer High School girls basketball team took a 7-6 lead early in the game and never looked back, cruising to an easy 61-38 win over the Hot Springs Bison, producing by far the most points the team has scored this season. The win was the girls team’s first in the Armory since a win over Belle Fourche nearly two years ago on Feb. 10, 2012.
“It’s about time,”âï¿½ï¿½Custer head coach Steph Ornelas said. “It was a nice change. It’s encouraging to see the girls play together, all five of them, both offensively and defensively.”
Custer began to pull away late in the first quarter after Billie Wicks drove in and banked home a basket to give the Wildcats a 14-8 lead.
Defensively, the Wildcat press gave the Bison fits all night, as it forced turnover after turnover, leading to easy transition baskets.
“These girls really like the full court press. They are getting more comfortable and in better shape to do it well,”âï¿½ï¿½Ornelas said.âï¿½ï¿½“It’s encouraging to see a group of girls go after it like that.”
When the Wildcats weren’t getting easy baskets they were getting them at the free throw line, as Wildcat players took turns attacking the Hot Springs defense, forcing Bison fouls.
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