The Upper East Siders defeated Triple Threat 38-36 to win the women’s A-League portion of the Rees Series on Saturday night. The night was filled with tension as both teams played their hardest.
The first half was dominated by Triple Threat as they hammered the other team with their offense. They jumped up to a quick double digit lead, led by the play of Skyler Humphrey-Davis, freshman international business management major, and Carolina Lopez, junior nursing major. Triple Threat powered their way to a 29-14 halftime lead with a barrage of 3 point shots.
However, the Upper East Siders came out of the locker room with shooting arms blazing. They quickly went on a 13-0 run and ran roughshod on Triple Threat up and down the court, thanks to the play of captain Lexie Crone, junior health science major and the leading scorer, Natalie Diaz, junior health, physical education & recreation major, who finished the game with 20 points. The Upper East Siders did not allow a basket in the second half for 18 out of the 20 minutes, and won the game by two.
Triple Threat captain Taylor Hyde, senior health science major, was despondent after the game. She said that her team had gotten too comfortable with the lead that they had at halftime, and had taken too many sloppy shots which led to turnovers to the other team.
Crone was ecstatic after the game saying that her team played their best in the second half. She also said that the deciding factor in their victory was that they had played with confidence and they took good shots.