Lady Gens frustrating week ends with one win and one loss

 

By Joel Charron

It’s been a frustrating week for the General Amherst Sr. Lady Gens girls’ basketball team.

Earlier last week the Lady Gens dropped their second game of the season to the St. Anne Saints 29-24 then rebounded with a less than spectacular fashion with a 53-30 win over the St. Joseph’s Lasers a few days later.

The loss to St. Anne’s gives the Lady Gens their first two-loss season in over 10 years.

Head coach Dom Silvaggio said the St. Anne’s game was a “very tough defensive battle” that feature poor shooting and plenty of turnovers.

“It was in your face defense. Every shot was earned,” said Silvaggio. “Both teams shot poorly. We missed a lot of shot and they (St. Anne’s) missed a lot of shots but lot of it was because of the defense.”

Silvaggio said he had no problem with the Lady Gens effort as both teams showed tremendous intensity.  He added the turnovers and a poor night from the charity line eventually was the demise for the Lady Gens.

“Going 5-for-13 really hurt us and most likely cost us the game,” he said.

A few day s later the Lady Gens were back on the court, squaring off against a gritty St. Joseph’s squad.

The Lady Gens built a 12-5 lead after the opening frame and went into halftime

Katie Breault get a hand up to contest the shot of the St. Joseph’s shooter.

leading 22-15.

The Lady Gens began to put some distance between them and the Laser but it wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Lady Gens seemed to wake up.

Amherst number one ranked defense in WECSSAA Tier one lived up to its reputation, holding the Laser to only three points in the final frame while pouring in 13 points of their own, enroute to a 53-30 win.

Katie Breault finished with 16 points, Aleah Marton had 11, Robin Kellam pitched in with nine, Christine Belcher scored six and Sarah Bondy with four points.

“Tonight we were a little more lazy. We didn’t play as aggressive as we should have,’ said Rebecca Krug. “We definitely cleaned up our act by the fourth quarter and really took it to them.”

Krug said this past week was an “eye opener” for the Lady Gens.

“It’s a big wake up call for us,” said Krug. “We can’t walk into a gym anymore and expect we are going to win. We really need to work our butts off to get a good solid win that we will be happy with.”

The Lady Gens have one more week of league pay before playoff starts, however if playoff started this week, Silvaggio said he believes his girls could be in trouble.

“Right now, I don’t feel all that confident,” said Silvaggio. “I just don’t like the way they are playing right now. There is just a lot of inconstancy.”

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