The Lady Tigers dropped their first game yet of the season last Friday night, Dec. 9, falling to the South Fremont Cougars 42-32 in South Fremont. Fouls and the resulting free throws were the story of the game. Three members of Aberdeen’s starting five, including their top two scorers (Makenna Schritter and Josefina Uribe) and their leading rebounder (Zoe Behrend), missed significant portions of each quarter in foul trouble. Eventually, each of the three, fouled out of the game.
“We played very hard and managed to weather the ‘foul trouble’ storm through three quarters. Each girl who played gave great effort. We just lost our focus in the fourth quarter. We put them on the free throw line too often, and didn’t get good shots on the offensive end” said Coach Ryan Wahlen.
Down 11-5 at the end of the first quarter, Aberdeen fought back to tie the game at the end of the half, 18-18. The two teams traded blows in the third quarter, finishing that period deadlocked 26-26. In the fourth quarter, however, South Fremont scored 16 points, 11 from the free throw line, and with Aberdeen’s team depleted due to foul disqualification, the margin proved too great to overcome.
“They made 12 more free throws than ….
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