Potter-Dix Girls End Season With Leyton Loss
February 23, 2023
Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Girls Basketball team ended their season on Thursday, February 16, with a loss to Leyton in the finals of the D2-11 Subdistrict Tournament. Although the team improved throughout the season, they fell a bit short of the 10 wins predicted by the Sun-Telegraph, finishing with a 7-and-15 record. Also, the team was only able to beat three different teams, Creek Valley, Banner County and Kimball; three teams that combined for just two wins the entire season.
Potter-Dix entered the tournament as the number two seed, and had to play number three seed Banner County in a semi-final game, with the winner meeting number one seed Leyton, who had a bye in the first round, for a finals matchup. On Monday, February 15, the Lady Coyotes traveled to Dalton for their game with Banner County, and both teams started the game with their offenses being ineffective. The Lady Coyotes held a one point advantage at 4-to-3 after the first period, and then were able to score 10 points in the second period to take a 14-to-7 lead at the half. As usual, the Potter-Dix defense played aggressively and shut down the Lady Wildcats' offense, but struggled to score.
The third quarter put the game out of reach for the Lady Wildcats, as they were shut out on offense while Potter-Dix scored 15 points in the quarter. Potter-Dix added two more points in the fourth quarter to seal the 31-to-13 victory. The outcome was no surprise, setting up the finals matchup with a dominating Leyton team.
On February 16, the Lady Coyotes faced off with the Lady Warriors for the second time in the season, the first being a 30 point loss back in middle of January. The outcome this time was no different, with the Lady Warriors taking a commanding 17-to-3 lead at the end of the first period. The Lady Warriors were able to beat the Potter-Dix pressure defense while smothering their offense. The Lady Warriors took a 32-to-7 lead into the halftime break, and the game was effectively over. Potter-Dix did better offensively in the second half, putting up 21 points, but it was not nearly enough to overcome the first half deficit, and Leyton cruised to a 60-to-28 victory. Potter-Dix ends their season with runner-up honors in the D2-11 Subdistrict and a 7-and-15 record while Leyton moves on to a District Final game on Friday against the 18-and-7 Parkview Christian Lady Patriots in Brady at 5 p.m.