The Sequoits Fight Until the Very End

Even after putting in their best effort, the Sequoits girls basketball team still couldn’t come out on top.

On Tuesday, December 4, the varsity girls basketball team went head to head against the Grant Bulldogs at Antioch Community High School. The girls came into the game with a fresh win under their belts from the recent victory over North Chicago last week.

The girls did not start out the way they wanted to as there were a lot of missed layups and jump shots, as well as critical turnovers. Early into the game, the girls got into foul trouble, resulting in quick lineup changes due to points scored by Grant from the free throw line.

The Sequoits also had trouble with defensive efficiency in the first half, allowing easy points in the paint to be scored as well as shots outside of the perimeter from the Bulldogs. The girls gained momentum in the middle of the second quarter with a and one play from senior Rachel Phillips, as well as a layup through contact by junior Nayla Loos.

In the third quarter, it was as if a totally different Sequoits team had taken the court. Senior Piper Foote and Loos got hot from the three-point line, knocking down several threes, which vaulted the girls into the lead. In the end, the team gave up many possessions due to fouls and turnovers that cost them the game. The Sequoits fell to the Bulldogs 48-43 in a hard fought battle to the final buzzer.

Looking back on the game, junior Miranda Chamberlin looked back at what the team did wrong and knows how to capitalize on it next time.

“In the end, our turnovers are what cost us the game,” Chamberlin said.

Although they did not leave with a win, there are good things to take out of every bad situation. For senior Kaitlynn Stay, she feels the team can learn and improve from these tough times.

“Communication is key,” Stay said. “When we get that down we will be unstoppable.” 

Make sure to support the Sequoits during next game tomorrow at Grayslake North at 7:00 p.m.