Lady Scots fall short

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Sophomore Vianka Adamovitch rushes back to her basket after stealing the ball from Woodside High School.

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor

In a close overtime game, Girls Frosh-Soph Basketball lost by one point to Woodside High School Friday night.

Woodside emerged with the lead, but freshman Megan Olazar scored two free throws, putting Carlmont High School one point behind Woodside. Carlmont took the lead by the end of the first quarter at 7-5.

“We needed a better mindset. We beat them last time so we weren’t as intense in the beginning,” said sophomore Ahna Kay.

For the first three minutes in the second quarter, neither team scored. Sophomore Vianka Adamovitch made the first basket of the quarter, followed by another, giving Carlmont a bigger lead of 11-5.

As the clock ticked down the last seconds of the first half, freshman Sydney Adair scored a three pointer at the buzzer, ending the second quarter at 14-8.

“Adair gave us a chance to fight back,” said Adamovitch.

Going into the second half, Carlmont held onto their lead. The Lady Scots scored four points in the third quarter, outscored by Woodside who scored eight points. The quarter ended with Carlmont one point behind Woodside at 18-17.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Adamovitch stole the basketball, made a fast break and scored two points, putting Carlmont in the lead. Olazar and Adamovtich scored one free throw each, pushing Carlmont’s lead to 21-18.

With one minute left in the third quarter, Woodside scored two free throws and took the lead. At the buzzer, Adair scored a two pointer, tying the game 24-24.

The intensity of the crowd and players increased as the game went into overtime. Unlike the regular seven minute quarters, overtime was four minutes.

Carlmont and Woodside scored two baskets each, tying the game 28-28. Woodside scored one free throw and grabbed on to the lead, but Adair scored a free throw and tied the game.

The score was 31-29 Woodside with 58 seconds on the clock. With 16 seconds left in the game, Kay scored one free throw, putting Carlmont one point behind at 31-30.

With 6 seconds left in the game, Woodside scored one free throw, pulling ahead 32-30. The game ended with the 32-30 loss for Carlmont, resulting in a 2-6 record.

“Our intensity was high but it didn’t come out how we wanted to,” said Adair.

The team plans on improving their defense, so they’re prepared for their next game against Mills High School.