South Fremont girls’ basketball team played their first game under new head coach Ryan Campbell Wednesday and fell 60-50 to Firth in Firth.
The Lady Cougars started slow and the Blue Lady Cougars took advantage.
“We couldn’t hit anything,” Campbell said. “It was just first game jitters.”
Firth shot 30 free throws.
“The biggest thing was we just fouled a lot,” Campbell said. That was kind of the difference in the game.”
Even though they started slow, South Fremont was still able to take some positives out of their first game.
“You know, our girls played tough,” Campbell said. “They had a ton of offensive boards, which was a focus for us. We finally started hitting some shots. Firth just sagged in a man to man defense that looked like a zone. We were able to hit ten threes, which, hopefully, will pull some teams out of that.”
Karlee Thueson led South Fremont with 18 points and hit five three-point shots.
“She kind of led the charge but we got points from a lot of girls,” Campbell said. “Some girls who are new to varsity who aren’t even used to scoring and JV that hit some threes, some posts who hit some threes. It was really balanced.”
Tyleigh Hill scored nine points and J.C. Pope scored eight points.
We’ll teach these girls to defend with energy and maybe not foul quite as much.
South Fremont plays West Jefferson today.
“They switch up their defenses,” Campbell said. “They play a little bit of 1-3-1; watching some tape of them from past years, we’ll see some different looks from them.”
South Fremont will try to improve upon the things they struggled with yesterday.
“We’ll talk to our girls about not playing with their hands so much on defense and I don’t think a lot has to change. We didn’t shoot at all in the first quarter. I think they’ll just be a lot more settled down.”