The Stansbury girls basketball team is still struggling to play at a high level for 32 minutes each game. The squad put together solid games in a close loss to Delta and a victory over Westlake both on their home floor, but coach Kenzie Newton wants more consistency.
“In every game we’ve given ourselves a chance to win. We’ve been struggling to put four quarters together, “ the coach said.
The Stallions had a good shot at winning last Thursday night at home against 4A Timpview. Stansbury trailed by only 4 points with 5 minutes left in the game, but the T-Birds outscored them 18-6 in the final quarter to win 46-28. With the loss, Stansbury’s record drops to 1-5 with a game at Spanish Fork tonight and a Region 11 home game on Thursday against Bear River.
Timpview jumped out to an 8-2 advantage after the first 5 minutes of the game with the Stallions slicing the advantage to 10-6 after one quarter.
Shyan Adams hit a pair of buckets for the Stallions in the first quarter and Erika Alvey knocked down a jump shot.
Stansbury sliced into Timpview’s lead in the second quarter and ended up tying the game at 15-15 at intermission.
The Stallions took a brief lead in the second quarter at 14-11 after a nifty baseline move for a basket by Rebecca Lords.
Timpview led 24-17 with 2:35 left in the third quarter with the Stallions cutting the lead to 26-22 by the start of the fourth quarter. Adams connected on a 3-point basket and as time ran out in the quarter Bailey Wilson scored inside on a great assist from Madie Alvey.
The Stallions hit a cold spell in the fourth quarter and Timpview breezed to the victory. Leading 28-24, the T-Birds scored 7-straight points to take their biggest lead of the game at 35-24 with 4:10 remaining. Timpview hit four 3-point baskets in the final quarter to help swell the lead while the Stallions managed only 6 points the entire quarter.
Erika Alvey scored 9, Wilson and Adams each scored 8 points. Adams hauled down six rebounds while Wilson had four. Lords came through with four steals.