Lady Falcons find things out
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons know where they need to improve.
Blair Oaks dropped games to Jefferson City, Helias and Fatima in a basketball jamboree Friday night at Helias. The Lady Falcons played two six-minute quarters against each opponent.
“We have a lot of things to work on,” Blair Oaks head coach Leroy Bernskoetter said. “We just have so many new faces out there. It’s just going to be a learning experience.”
Blair Oaks certainly features an experienced trio of guards in Missouri State signee LeeAnn Polowy, Sara Jones and Lauren Viessman. It’s mostly a cast of varsity neophytes after that.
“It’s just hard tonight,” Bernskoetter said. “You rotate that many in and out. We had to take a look and see what some young ones are going to look like for the beginning of the season.”
Blair Oaks opened with Jefferson City. The Lady Falcons dropped a 16-14 decision on a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds left in the contest.
Polowy led Blair Oaks with 10 points.
Next up was Helias. After Blair Oaks took a 6-5 lead after one quarter, Helias responded to grab a 14-7 victory. Polowy scored six of the Lady Falcons’ seven points.
Blair Oaks finished with Fatima. The Lady Falcons again let a halftime lead slip away. After taking a 12-10 edge after one quarter, Fatima responded with a 16-2 run to start the second period and pulled out a 30-17 victory.
Polowy finished with a team-high five points.
Blair Oaks opens the season Dec. 2 against Eugene in the Eugene Tournament.
“We played hard, we scrapped, we got a lot of bodies in there,” Bernskoetter said. “We have some mistakes we have to learn to correct.”
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