SPORTS MAILBAG: Ladies basketball
Denise and I went to watch the Lady Dragons play Mercyhurst Prep at the Joseph Massa Memorial Gym on Saturday afternoon. Sometimes you forget that these girls have grown up to be very nice ladies, and further very competitive and aggressive women.
I was very impressed with their performance against what is always a powerhouse in Mercyhurst Prep. They maintained a slim lead most of the game, both teams went back and forth to exploit each others weaknesses. After our point guard hit “a big three” with a bit more than 2 minutes left, Mercyhurst Prep called a time out, and froze the ball for the last shot. As time came down to about 15 seconds, the visitors attacked the basket, but Warren held its ground and came up with the rebound and that put the game into overtime. In overtime, the Lady Lakers won the tip, but after that it was all Warren, as that quickly got off to a 6 point lead and visitors had to start fouling. Our girls calmly sank the foul shots down the stretch, and thus the victory was complete. Thank you for a very entertaining afternoon.
Michael R. Olson, Warren
P.S. Congratulations to the coaching staff on a job well done.