BMHS PrideTime Reporter
NORWALK - Friday night, the lady Senators had suffered a loss at Staples High School in Westport resulting in their eighth consecutive loss, so it was no surprise that Saturday morning, the lady Senators were eager to bounce back and set out to put an end to their recent misfortune with the hopes of securing a win against the Bassick Lions of Bridgeport in McMahon’s Kehoe-King Gymnasium.
“We were hyped and pumped before the game, but second half we started slacking a lot. I think if the game wasn’t on a Saturday, and if it wasn’t so early, we would've played better.” Said starting junior center, Aija Andrews (‘19) when asked if the team felt fatigued after playing in a game less than 18 hours before.
McMahon, who to this point has had a subpar season, held their own through the first quarter of play ending the quarter only down by two. In the second quarter, the narrative changed as the Lions only tacked another six points onto their lead, but otherwise dominated the quarter.
With nine seconds left in the first half, a scary moment. McMahon’s Kassandra Scott collided with a group of players all bidding for a rebound resulting in Scott plummeting to the hardwood and hitting her head. As McMahon’s athletic trainer (Ashley Labrador) rushed to her aid, the crowd sat silent waiting to see how bad things were. As she was helped to the locker room to be further evaluated, fans supporting both teams clapped in a show of support.
Scott wouldn’t return to the game, and unfortunately, she wasn’t the Senator’s only injury. Late in the second half, with only two and a half minutes left in the game, senior Jescie Holmes (‘18) went down with a sprained ankle.
McMahon went on to finish the game adding to their losing streak with a 34-42 loss, extending it to nine consecutive losses. However, while it has been a tough stretch of basketball, there has been a few bright spots for the future of the team, one of which being Andrews who recorded seven blocks and altered many others.
“Typically I have the most blocks on the team, mostly because of my wingspan, so I feel like I hold the team down with my defense.” says Aija Andrews (‘19.)
The next chance the Senators have to snap their losing streak is Tuesday, January 30th, when they face off against Trinity Catholic High School of Stamford (6-8.)