Lady Hawks suffer narrow loss to Everett Seagulls

By Alex Park, Hawkeye Staff

On Friday, Jan. 17, the Terrace women’s basketball team played against the Everett High School Seagulls in the Terraceum and suffered a hard-fought loss.

The Hawks started strong at 4 p.m. with the C-team playing a strong, morale-boosting game. Right before halftime, M’Kenzie Berentsen scored a 3-point shot and tied the game at 15-15, assisted by India Young with a fast break. Coach Sarah Van Wieringen singled out both as outstanding players in the game. 

After halftime, the Hawks gained a strong lead of 30-27. With 57 seconds left on the clock, a full timeout was called for the hawks. After which the hawks made their free throw and managed to finish with a formidable score of 35-27. 

Although the C-team’s win was a great morale booster, being the first home win for the C-team, the Junior Varsity team played a hard game but lost with 22 points against the Seagulls’ 31.

With one loss and one win, the pressure was all on the Varsity Team. It was a close game, as each team fiercely fought for the lead. With a strong second quarter, the Hawks arrived at halftime one point ahead of the Seagulls. 

However, even with a final push for the lead, the Hawks finished with a score of 32 against the Seagulls’ 47 points. However, head coach Nick Sherrill plans to swiftly improve from this game’s loss.

The team’s schedule is packed full of practices in the near future to make up for lost practices from the recent snow days. 

Scherill is confident in the team’s abilities and believes they have the potential to make a strong run in the state playoffs this year.

“We just need to come out and not quit,” Sherrill said. “The future is bright.” 

Despite the loss, Scherill highlighted that Kierra Scott and Maile Armstrong “played hard and brought energy all night long.” 

The Hawks played strong all night, but in the end they lost two out of the evening’s three games. The next home game will be in the Terraceum on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.