This past Wednesday night the South Haven lady Rams took a loss to the shamrocks in Berrien Springs in the district semi final game in preventing The Rams from reaching their first ever district championship game.
The Rams opened up the first quarter in good Rythem with Junior Center, Constance Phillips getting a post basket followed by freshman point guard Jordyn Holland knocking down a 3 pointer. However the shamrocks were able to knock down some shots of their own and keeping the score close to end the first quarter, South Haven leading 13 to 10.
The second-quarter the ram struggled to make baskets in Berrien Springs with their speed were able to capitalize on a few fast transition baskets. Giving the shamrocks halftime lead 24-18.
“ The girls played really well the first half. We knew Berrien Springs had some really fast guards, and our game plan was to make sure we kept them at bay and didn’t allow them to get into the paint where they are very effective. We Basically told the girls to keep doing what they were doing and making sure we were trying to feed the post because that’s where their weakness was and we were having success when we were looking for our post players “ Coach Joey Holland Said
In the third quarter both teams played very stout defense however Southhaven was able to get a couple baskets in the paint. The Rams only allowed one basket from the shamrocks for the entire quarter.
In the fourth quarter the lady Rams made it obvious they were going to continue attacking the paint looking to get files or to score. South Have guards Jordyn Holland, Frances Lyons and Grace Lyons were able to get a couple baskets a piece driving to the paint and getting themselves to the free throw line but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to make up the difference with the shamrocks making several baskets of their own. And a great effort with under a minute to play the Rams just weren’t able to pull off a victory, losing the final game of the season and knocking them out of the state tournament 41-35.
“It was a tough loss, it’s been a tough year with injuries but I’m so proud of our girls and how they played tonight. These girls regardless of what obstacles we’ve had to face this year, they have never given up and they have never made excuses. These Seniors gave everything they had and left it on the court and they’re supporting cast of players did everything they could to help us get a win. They will definitely be missed. However I’m very optimistic for this team because we have a lot of young talent and we continue to get better and better.”Coach Holland Added.
Frances Lyons – 11pts, 4 Rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists.
Connie Phillips – 9pts, 12 Rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Jordyn Holland – 7pts, 3 Rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists