Taft held to one point in fourth quarter

The Taft varsity girls basketball team hit the road to begin the second half of league play. The Lady Wildcats wished they could have start that game over Friday night when Bakersfield Christian handed Taft a 69-28 loss in Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Christian threatened to pull away early by jumping out to leads of 3-0 and 5-2. Taft bounced back to get within one at at 7-6 but the Lady Eagles pulled away with a 7-1 run to close out the first quarter.

The Lady Eagles extended their run into the second quarter with five additional points before the Lady Wildcats got their next field goal on a jumper. However, Bakersfield Christian took off again with a 9-2 run to lead 28-11. Halle Neher attempted to get the Lady Wildcats back into the game with four straight points but the Lady Eagles scored the final three points of the half.

Taft narrowed the deficit to 14 at the 6:08 mark of the third quarter. That was as close as the Lady Wildcats would get with Bakersfield Christian outscoring Taft 12-6 the rest of the quarter.

The news grew worse for the Lady Wildcats in the fourth quarter when they were held to a free throw during the entire eight minute period. Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles erupted for 22 points to win.

To read the full story, pick up Tuesday's Taft Midway Driller.