The H.J. Cody senior girls basketball team started the season off with a win over the Rimbey Spartan on Nov. 28.
The team’s home opener on Nov. 28 had the Lakers win 52-40.
The Lakers came off the bench ready to play, but only just managed to stay ahead of the visiting Spartans.
The Lakers kept up a fast paced offence and out scored the Rimbey Spartans 14-12 in the first 10 minutes of play.
Before half-time, the Lakers picked up another 17 points.
In the second quarter of the home game, the Lakers kicked their defence up a notch, and gave the Spartans limited chances on net, while also playing the boards looking for rebounds.
With half the game over, the Lakers had command over the scoreboard with a score of 31-22.
The girls came out after the half a little tired and it showed on their success at the net.
In the third quarter the Lakers took the rock home for a total of 10 points.
While the team’s offence was beginning to lag a bit in the third quarter, the team kept up a strong defence in order to maintain a hard fought lead.
With one quarter left on the clock the Lakers lead, 42-33.
After a down quarter for the girls, the Lakers picked it up a bit offensively, finishing the game after scoring another 10 points.
The home team maintained a strong defense right to the final buzzer, leaving the Spartan behind.
The Lakers won by 12 points with a final score of 52-40.
Ava Kooiman and Hanna Sigfusson ties for lead scorer for the Lakers. The teammates both scored for a total of 11 points towards the Lakers total score.