Lady Jacks basketball loses last home game
Quincy’s girls basketball team closed out its home schedule Tuesday with a 65-32 loss to Wapato.
It was the last time seniors Siria Avila, Kaitlin Ramsey, Liz Nielson, Heidi Bishop, Maggie Buenrostro and Maribel Alejandres will wear the green and yellow before their home fans.
Coach Cory Medina said he didn’t think the finality had registered with the players yet.
“I think it’s going to really hit them Friday,” he said, referring to the season’s final game at Toppenish.
Avila said Tuesday’s game with Wapato was bittersweet.
“It’s emotional because it’s my last game here,” she said, adding her teammates supported one another all season.
Ramsey said the Lady Jacks never gave up on themselves despite having won just one game so far, a nonconference victory over Cascade.
“I’ve enjoyed basketball,” she said. “It’s tough when you’re in that situation. Losing is hard, but we don’t focus on who’s responsible. We can only control our shooting, our rebounding and our defense.”
Wapato 65, Quincy 32
Score by quarters
Wapato 24 12 14 15 — 65
Quincy 7 8 10 7 — 32
Quincy: Siria Avila 2, Liz Nielson 10, Heidi Bishop 4, Rachel Faw 10, Mashayla Schaapman 3 and Natalie Thomsen 3.
Wapato 10 of 21; Quincy 2 of 10.
Ellensburg 58, Quincy 20
The Lady Jacks’ season-long problem – turnovers – was the culprit again last Friday as visiting Ellensburg beat Quincy in a conference basketball game.
Rachel Faw was Quincy’s offensive weapon in the first quarter. The junior guard hit three field goals to account for all of the Lady Jacks’ points as Ellensburg ran to a 20-6 first-period lead.
The Lady Bulldogs poured it on in the second quarter, outscoring Quincy by 13 points to take a 38-11 lead at halftime.
–By Steve Kadel, firstname.lastname@example.org