GARDEN VALLEY — Had the Golden Sierra girls basketball squad had one or two more scoring flurries like the one by Stephanie Schrader in the third quarter Tuesday night, the Grizzlies might have pulled out a win in their nonleague matchup with visiting Bret Harte.
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As it turned out, Schrader’s scoring barrage was it as Golden Sierra couldn’t keep pace with the Lady Bullfrogs who registered the 46-27 win.
The Grizzlies trailed by 19 points at the half and lost by 19. Golden Sierra’s second-half effort was an improvement on the first two quarters that had the Griz fail to slow Bret Harte’s Jessie Evans who pumped in a game-high 15 points.
Schrader answered Evans’ three-pointer with one of her own toward the end of the third quarter. She then opened the fourth with three runners: baseline, off the glass from out top and another baseline to get Golden Sierra within striking distance.
Rattled, the Bullfrogs regained their composure to hold on for the win.
“We talked at halftime about the fact that we could play with them so I went out (for the second half) with more confidence,” Schrader said. “The first quarter was close but once they got the lead we lost momentum. Our mindset was better in the second half.”
Schrader finished with 10 points while Sierra Monroe had seven for the Grizzlies. Kenna Barth added five points and Jenna Pendzinski and Kylie Bone had a basket each.