Girls’ basketball falls to Republic in state quarterfinals


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Atiyah Lane

March 9, the RBHS girls’ basketball team took on Republic High School (RHS) in the state quarterfinals. The girls lost to the Republic Tigers (43-40). Senior Maddie Collier said the game was heartbreaking when the team lost. She contributed turnovers as one cause of the defeat.
“A strength we had was finishing at the rim,” Collier said. “[A] weakness was not handling the pressure that they gave us.”
The girls started the game strong, keeping the lead through the first and third quarter. Yet RHS caught up with 1:55 left in the game, to tie the score at (40-40). Senior Mary Capron said the team did great with its defense, but still had some challenges throughout the game.

We made a lot of good defensive plays that turned into points on the other end,” Capron said. “One of our biggest challenges tonight was slowing down. There were a lot plays we just got going too fast which made it difficult to capitalize on every play.
This is both Collier’s and Capron’s last season playing for RBHS. Collier said she has learned a lot playing for RBHS and is ready to move forward. The Lady Bruins ended the year with a [18-10] record.
“It breaks my heart but I’m ready to move on to my next stage of life,” Collier said. “What I learned is when your apart of something so big every action not only affects you but everyone else.”
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