Lady Shamrocks season comes to an end
The Portland St. Patrick Shamrocks had high hopes for this season, but they knew at the beginning that they would see one of the better teams in the state really early in the districts when they met Fowler. Earlier in the seaon, they had suffered a very close loss to the Eagles, and coming into the game on Wednesday, March 24th, they knew they could compete but that it would take an excellent game to beat the Fowler Eagles, Unfortunately, a night of poor shooting from the Shamrocks left them unable to overcome the high scoring Eagles, and they lost in the District Finals 53-41.
In the first quarter, the Eagles came out hot and the Shamrocks struggled everywhere from the floor early. But St. Patrick continue to fight and kept it reasonable, falling behind 16-8 in the first quarter.
The Shamrocks came out hard in the second quarter, and held the Eagles to only 7, while scoring 8 again. This left the Shamrocks behind 23-16 at halftime.
After the half, the Shamrocks continue to fight, and again won the quarter, 10-7, but were still behind 30-26 after three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, the Shamrocks were unable to stop a huge Fowler rally, and the Eagles made their free throws down the stretch, winning the quarter 23-15.
Leaders for the Shamrocks were Lydia Meredith who had 9 points 13 rebounds 4 assists and 3 steals, Kaitlyn Russell with 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Natalie Teachworth with 4 points and 5 rebounds.
Coach Al Schrauben had this to say about the game, "We knew that we had to be able to score, because they do. We just weren't able to put the ball in the basket". About the season, he had this to say. "We are very please to have had the opportunity to play the season, when that wasn't always a given. I am very pleased with the girls efforts, though disappointed that they ended in the districts. Our problems putting the ball in the basket, bit us in the end."
Thank you ladies for an enjoyable season.