Alex Phelps’20 swings ball inside. (Inji Kang’19 /Media editor)
The girls basketball team looked to continue its winning streak in a game against Wellington on Tuesday, December 4 in the Mack.
The Vikes’ fast offensive pace and sharp shooting had already attested to their success so far this season. And they accomplished a similar performance against the stagnant Jaguars, with Academy jumping to a quick lead and dominating throughout ending with 54-22 and moving to 3-0 record.
While the Vikings headed into this past week with a winning record, they knew would have to hit their shots and play a strong defense to keep up with the offensive intensity of the Warriors on December 7.
At halftime, Academy was in a good spot, trailing 6-16 and still well within reach of a comeback. Following strong defense and a few key shots, the Vikes pushed their way back to make the score 13-16 midway through the third quarter. But the baskets didn’t continue to land, and Worthington pulled away at the beginning of the fourth, extending its final lead to 43-21.
This scenario was all too familiar for the team, as they entered last year’s matchup 3-0 before dropping its first game of the season. Just like last year, the girls will use this first loss as a learning experience and come back even stronger for two games in the upcoming week on the road against Patriot Academy on Wednesday, December 12, and then a rivalry matchup with Bexley in the Mack on Saturday, December 15.