South Fork’s JV girls had Hoopa’s Lady Warriors on the ropes in Hoopa last Friday night and did everything they needed to do to pull out their first win of the season but missed a couple late shots and lost 22-21. "We created the opportunities we needed by doing everything right down the stretch," said head coach Taylor Morrow, "we just missed those chances."
The Cubs kept the game close throughout all four periods and four players had their best games of the season. Sophomore Dakota Stafslien had 12 rebounds and a stuff at the end of the first half that preserved a second quarter shutout over the home side.
"Kylee’s (Teasley) ball handling was outstanding. Hoopa had no answer for her on fast breaks," said Morrow of his sophomore guard, "and Lily Farrell played great defense, rebounded well, and showed a command of the court that isn’t rewarded with statistics."
Sophomore guard DJ Sterling played "her best game of the season," according to Morrow, scoring 15 points and alertly turning a missed second free throw into a 3-point play by getting her own rebound and scoring a field goal.
Still winless on the season the Lady Cubs continue to show improvement and spirit. They will play St. Bernard’s on Thursday at home, tip-off 6:00 p.m.