Sky Hawks fall to Lady Dinos
What a difference a few days make. On Tuesday at the Carbon High gym it was all business for the Lady Dinos when they battled the Lady Spartans from Emery in a close game for top honors in Region 8.
On Thursday, with that painful loss behind them and a weak Salem Hills in town, it was all smiles and a very relaxed squad that took to the hardwood.
From the beginning of the night, until the very end, it was all Carbon as they demolished the Lady Sky Hawks 78-22.
"It was good that we could put the Emery game behind us and play relaxed and have fun," said coach Cami Carlson after the game. "We were able to play all 15 of our players and most of them scored. Hopefully, this gets us in a positive frame of mind to finish out the season. With a second place finish we still get a home play-in game and that is a huge advantage going into the tournament."
The Dinos wasted no time in establishing the tempo of the game. It was evident by the end of the first period that this was the Dinos contest. They were up 19-5.
Even though they continued to control the game, the Dinos struggled a bit with their shots in the second quarter as they couldn't find the net as easily as in the first. Both teams were called for fouls and the pace slowed as each team went to the line over and over. Still the lead grew and Carbon was up by 16 heading into the locker room.
The Sky Hawks found the net only once in the third period while the Dinos scored at will. By the fourth Carbon was rotating players in the game liberally and the entire bench saw playing time.
During Tuesday's game against Emery the Dinos needed a three point shot at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. It bounced out and the game was over.
On Thursday they found they had the ball again at the buzzer. They didn't need any more points, but sophomore Kristin Jewkes came away with a steal in Salem Hills territory and heaved it half court. Nothing but net as the shot swished through the goal to the delight of the crowd.
Tia Pappas had a huge game for the Dinos with 20 points, eight steals and 6-7 from the line. She was the Carbon player of the game. Julia Potts crashed the boards for six rebounds and grabbed six steals.
The Lady Dinos finish up region play next week with an away game against Juan Diego and then back home to face the Lady Rabbits of Delta on Thursday.
"Delta will be tough this Thursday, but we should be able to handle them," concluded Carlson after the game.