Girls basketball team outmatched against Pirates, Bucks

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Tatum Scow jumps for the ball against the Green River Pirates. Photo by Anthony Militano

The Red Devils girls basketball team lost the last two home games of the year. The Green River Pirates beat Grand 51-26 on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and The Monticello Buckaroos bested Grand 49-24 on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The girls basketball team, heavy with underclassmen, is currently 0-4 overall for the season.

The team is young and so is the season. After a recent tough home loss, coach Andrea Noyes commented on Megan Zunich and Josayln Murphy, who had a big night albeit in a losing cause. “They did an excellent job filling a leadership role and I’m excited to see what the next three years will bring,” Noyes said.

Surrounded by Pirates, Megan Zunich takes the shot. Photo by Anthony Militano

Noyes has seen the future and the reality is, Rome was not built in a day for whatever that tired, old cliché is worth.

Defensively, the Grand County girls have got game. Zunich and Murphy are adept at stealing the ball. Tenny Cook and Madison Munger have upped their rebound percentages since the beginning of the season. Jenny Kopell, Marguerite Groene and Jessica Larsen have improved their shot selection, thereby adding to Grand’s point totals.

Offensively, the Red Devils varsity squad could use some improvement, but they know. Air balls and missed opportunities from the free-throw line are a problem and the team is working on those issues.

Before a recent home game, Tatum Scow ran some drills. Scow could not hit the bucket from her right side so she switched to the left and found success.

The Red Devils varsity and JV squads will be on the road until Jan. 14.