Olivia Riceman, No. 13 for the Lakers, dribbles the ball down the court with Spartans hot on her heels.

Sylvan Lake’s senior girls basketball team win home opener

The Lakers from H.J. Cody played at home on Nov. 28 against the Rimbey Spartans.

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.

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Ashley Tait spins around and looks for an open man in the key before taking the shot herself in the fourth quarter. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Alyssa McGregor flies down the court on a fast break and makes her way to the net for two points in the third quarter.

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