Girls basketball beats New Castle 58-26


Dylan Hughes, Reporter

Dylan Hughes– After a strong 5-1 start to the 2014-15 season, the Tigers varsity girls basketball team faced the New Castle Trojans on Nov. 28, who were 2-1 coming into the game.

The Tigers gained control early on, taking a 10-0 lead to begin the game. Only allowing three points from the free throw line in the first quarter and forcing multiple turnovers, the Tigers’ defense proved too much for New Castle’s offense to overcome.

After entering the half with a 31-13 lead, the Tigers pushed their lead to 20 early on in the third quarter and didn’t look back from there. FHS ended the night with a 58-26 victory, pushing their record t0 6-1 on the season.

Junior forward Kara Gerka led the way with 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Senior guard Adrianna Murphy recorded six points, nine assists and two steals, and junior center Hannah Kroehler brought down 15 rebounds (nine offensive).

“It feels good (to be 6-1). We came out very strong, and we’ve faced a lot of tough opponents. It’s kind of gave us confidence through each game we’ve won,” Murphy said.

Allowing only 26 points and forcing 11 turnovers, responding and reacting on defense was key in the win.

“Our motion, how we move in transition, our transition defense and staying in front of people; causing turnovers and our help-side being there (were key). I feel like just everyone playing their role on defense was a huge help,” Murphy said after the game.

The Tigers next game will be at Mooresville (5-1 record) on Dec. 6.

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Gathering to talk about the game, the Girls Basketball team played Ben Davis on Nov. 13. Picture taken by Stowers.