The SCA Varsity Girls Basketball faced the Veritas Preparatory Academy Falcons on Tuesday evening for the initial meeting of the season. With senior Heather Hancock out of the lineup with injury and sophomore Allyson Lund out with an illness, Coach Bob Fredericks sent out seniors Hayden Hancock and Jordan McDonald, junior Kathryn Dick, and sophomores Savannah Cardona and Brooke Hancock in search of a second straight Arizona 2A Metro Region victory.
The Eagles quickly jumped out to a lead behind Kathryn Dick's inside scoring against an overmatched Falcons squad, and ball-hawking defense led to a string of unanswered points from Savannah Cardona and Brooke Hancock. Jordan McDonald and Hayden Hancock traded roles as scorer and provider, and shortly thereafter Coach Fredericks pulled his starters.
The second quarter therefore featured sophomore Lily Richardson leading the Eagles, setting up the defense and directing the half-court offense. Sophomore Baylee Tobin began a campaign of havoc on defense, making steals, blocking shots, and initiating the break, while freshman Sophia Lane showed her excellent form from the three-point line and the long two as SCA pulled away from Veritas.
The second half was a repeat of the first, with freshman Daphne Garland scoring repeatedly in transition and freshman Ana Faustinos scoring from distance and on hard drives into the paint.
The final frame saw sophomore Annie Drye knock down the short-corner jumper from baseline set plays and Lily Richardson orchestrate a series of long possessions as the Eagles probed the Veritas defense for open looks. Baylee Tobin, Sophia Lane, Ana Faustinos and Daphne Garland all took advantage of their growing mastery of the playbook to get off good shots, and SCA rolled up a season-high 68 points for the win.
Join us on Friday, January 24 at 5:30PM for for the next 2A Metro regional game at Rancho Solano Prep in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.