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By Mike Motz 

Lady Coyotes Split Over Week

 

December 15, 2022 | View PDF



Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Girls Basketball team got into the winning column on the ledger, against a team that they have had their way with recently in Creek Valley. On Friday, the Lady Coyotes traveled to Chappell to match up with the winless Lady Storm, and the game was a tough defensive battle from the jump.

A hard-fought first period ended with Potter-Dix grabbing the scoring edge,

12-to-10, but it was clear that this game was going to be a battle with both defenses creating turnovers, bad passes and keeping the opposing offense away from inside. After Creek Valley pulled even at the half 19-to-19, the teams again battled through the third period, but the Lady Coyotes were able to get off better shots while the Lady Storm struggled offensively, and they took a 35-to-26 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Storm rallied in the fourth quarter, keeping the Lady Coyotes off balance and not giving away any easy points. The Lady Storm got better looks, scoring 11 points in the quarter while holding Potter-Dix to just 5 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit and the Lady Coyotes came away with the 41-to-37 win.

Junior Madison Williamson led the scoring for Potter-Dix with 14 points, followed by senior Tyenne Berner with 10 points. Creek Valley junior Ella Whiting led all scorers with 18 points in the loss.

Saturday afternoon the Lady Coyotes hosted the undefeated Lady Tigers of Paxton, and started the match up with a furious defensive battle, with neither team able to get any rhythm offensively while the defenses smothered the opposing offenses and caused turnovers. After a 10-to-10 tie ended the first period, the second period had the Paxton squad handle the defensive pressure better while keeping Potter-Dix off-balance, and pulled away with a

21-to-14 halftime lead.

The second half Paxton playing tough defense like they did in the first half, while their offense was able to handle the Lady Coyotes' pressure. A solid third quarter put the Potter-Dix squad further behind, and although the Lady Coyotes turned up their aggressiveness in the fourth period, the Lady Tigers had too much of a lead and took the contest by a final of 52-to-31.

Williamson again led the Lady Coyotes with 13 points, followed by senior Kailey Nicklas with 9 points in the loss.

Potter-Dix had a matchup with Leyton cancelled by a snowstorm on Tuesday, but were scheduled to face Caliche at home on Thursday.

 

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