North Pointe Prep lost to Odyssey Prep 42-8. The Lady Falcons were led by Kimberly Aguilar with 6 points and Evelyn Racancoj chipped in with two points. “The ladies played their best defensive game and seemed to understand and executed the proper principles on defense. We had more scoring opportunities and came up a little short but progress has been made with the offense. I am very proud how all of the girls have taken the challenge on defense and continue to work hard to get better on offensive end,” said Coach Plaza.
North Pointe Prep lost to Anthem Prep 24-5. Kiara Smith led the scoring with 5 points. “We have two days of practice to improve our defense and offense before our next game on Friday. The girls are putting out good effort and are getting better everyday,” said Coach Plaza.
The Jr. High Lady Falcons lost to Odyssey 38-6. North Pointe Prep was led by Ilyana Quinones with 4 points while Kimberly Aguilar chipped in with 2 points. “The girls played really hard and improved on their defensive performance from the previous game. I am happy to see their progress as they improve game by game,” said Coach Plaza.
The Jr. High Lady Falcons played their first game of the season but lost to the Paradise Education Center team 36-2. Takyra Newman scored our only points as we had a tough time to start the game but got things together on the defensive end in the second half. “I am very pleased with their effort as they continue to learn and get better every day whether in practice or games,” said Coach Plaza.
Lady Falcons played an away game at Cicero Prep in Scottsdale. With only a total of five players, the Lady Falcons were defeated 11-29. Leading scorer of the night was Paulina Martinez-Romo with 5 points, going 1-1 at the freethrow line, and driving down the lane twice for another two buckets. “The first half of the game was pretty good. Our defense was tough and aggressive, and we rotated correctly during the opposing teams quick ball movement. The only thing that caught us off guard was Cicero’s pressure on the ball full court. We seemed to turn the ball over quite a bit when we tried to dribble past the defenders down the middle. It didn’t help that we only had a total of 5 girls. We had one get injured half way thru the second half and so we played 9 minutes with only 4 girls. We still managed to score another 6 points, but my poor girls got tired near the end. They played a great game. Especially when down to four players, they made sure to be more active in rotating on the floor. It was a tough loss but I’m definitely proud of the way they played tonight! They displayed great effort! One last season game and we’re for sure looking for a win before we head into playoffs,” says Coach Brittany.
Lady Falcons had another close game, this time playing against the Chandler Prep Titans. Fighting for a win, the girls came up short and lost by three 10-13. Leading scorer was Tiahna Newman with 6 points, going 2-2 at the freethrow line. “We were very close! We had a lead at the beginning of the game and lost it tying at 8 before the half. We should have had this game tonight. There were a lot of opportunities we missed out on. Missed easy layups, taking outside shots rather than driving to the basket, and not running our plays all the way through. We got away from the little things, the most important little things. But I was surprised at our pressure defense. We haven’t had any time to work on a full court pressure, and I had to take a time out to explain how it worked. For the most part they got the concept and it helped. With two season games left, hopefully we can use it again and gain a win,” says Coach Brittany.
The Jr. High Girls Basketball team had a home game against Veritas, and lost a tough one by a final score of 26-9. The leading scorer was Tiahna Newman scoring a season high of 7 points. Crystal Delgado also had a nice assist to Nicole Rodriguez who scored her first basket of the season. “We struggled to get our offense going tonight. But there were some good outcomes as well. We had one of our players play the point guard, who is originally one of our starting post players. The game is such a different perspective when you make that big of a change in between games. But she did very well, we played her as point last night for the last three minutes or so. Although, playing a full game is a completely different feeling. I also had a few other girls play a guard who usually play in the post position. It’s good to see that they understand the basics of the position just from observing the others during practice and games. Our girls are going to get there, they are working very hard and it shows,” says Coach Brittany.