Foothill wins by six

The final score of a basketball game doesn’t always match a baseball score. It did for the Taft freshmen girls basketball team Tuesday afternoon in a 12-6 loss to the Foothill Trojans at home.

“They’re just not used to playing together,” said Taft coach Michelle Gerry. “I think we still have a little bit of stage fright.”

With the loss, Taft falls to 1-4 in the young season.

Scoring was low from the start with Foothill getting the first basket of the game at the 3:28 mark on a three-point play. The Lady Trojans followed with a free throw with 46 seconds left in the quarter.

Taft got their first basket and the only one of the quarter with 13 seconds left in the half on a fast break layup.

Foothill extended their lead 44 seconds into the third quarter on a putback. Taft bounced back with Faith Kast’s steal and layup along with another layup thanks to Jadynn Rosenberger’s assist to tie the score at six.

Foothill regained the lead for good with 12 seconds left with a free throw.

The Lady Trojans scored all five off the points in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

“I was very impressed with our turnovers,” said Gerry. “We just need to get better at running our offense.”

Taft returns to action Friday when they compete in the Independence Tournament.