Farwell girls overcome slow start to top Evart

February 7, 2019

By Aaron Michell
Sports Writer

Farwell girls overcome slow start to top Evart, 47-29.

The Lady Eagles overcame a slow start on Tuesday, defeating the visiting Evart Wildcats, 47-29.

Staring at an early 9-2 deficit, Farwell gradually battled back throughout the first quarter.  A long jump shot by Aliyeh Wyatt to end the quarter tied things up at 9 apiece.

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Behind a smothering defensive effort and the hot shooting of Hunter Sponseller, the Eagles extended their lead going into the half, 22-13.

“We came out slow,” said Eagles coach Gordie Risbridger.  “We had a good second quarter and started to figure out their 1-3-1 defense.  Defensively, we had a great second and third quarter, holding them to four and three points, respectively.”

The Eagles led 32-16 going into the fourth.

The Eagles put together a solid team effort, finishing with 7 players in the scoring column.

Risbridger credited his team’s defense, rebounding, and their ability to keep turnovers to a minimum, for the victory.

“We improved our rebounding and we limited our turnovers,” Risbridger said. “Everyone played key roles, and it was good win for us after not playing for a week.  Sydney Seybert gave us a big lift, making some big shots, and getting some key assists.”

Sponseller led the Eagles with 18 points and 5 assists.  Baylee Blain added 9 points and 6 rebounds.  Seybert finished with 5 points, 3 steals, and 2 assists.

Farwell [6-5 overall] travels to Beaverton [1-10 overall] for a conference showdown on Thursday.

Farwell girls overcome slow start to top Evart, 47-29
The Lady Eagles overcame a slow start on Tuesday, defeating the visiting Evart Wildcats, 47-29.
Staring at an early 9-2 deficit, Farwell gradually battled back throughout the first quarter.  A long jump shot by Aliyeh Wyatt to end the quarter tied things up at 9 apiece.
Behind a smothering defensive effort and the hot shooting of Hunter Sponseller, the Eagles extended their lead going into the half, 22-13.
“We came out slow,” said Eagles coach Gordie Risbridger.  “We had a good second quarter and started to figure out their 1-3-1 defense.  Defensively, we had a great second and third quarter, holding them to four and three points, respectively.”
The Eagles led 32-16 going into the fourth.
The Eagles put together a solid team effort, finishing with 7 players in the scoring column.
Risbridger credited his team’s defense, rebounding, and their ability to keep turnovers to a minimum, for the victory.
“We improved our rebounding and we limited our turnovers,” Risbridger said. “Everyone played key roles, and it was good win for us after not playing for a week.  Sydney Seybert gave us a big lift, making some big shots, and getting some key assists.”
Sponseller led the Eagles with 18 points and 5 assists.  Baylee Blain added 9 points and 6 rebounds.  Seybert finished with 5 points, 3 steals, and 2 assists.
Farwell [6-5 overall] travels to Beaverton [1-10 overall] for a conference showdown on Thursday.

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