8th Grade LadyStorm-“Comeback Girls”


The 8th Grade Lady Redstorm basketball team might want to change their name to the “Comeback Girls” after their third straight come from behind win in a row. Down 20-11 at the half, Rylee Mann’s post defense changed how Triton attacked the entire second half. Unfortunately, the offense could not get going and Lincoln still found themselves down 10 points with 2 minutes to go. Luckily, Emma Winkle found her shot late and hit two huge 3’s to while the man-to-man full-court pressure defense caused chaos for Triton. Emma Krupp’s buzzer-beater lay-up would send the game to overtime. The game would continue to go back and forth and Sophie Wray’s last-second shot to win the game would barely bounce off the rim leading into a second overtime. In the second overtime, Cassidy Riddle would hit to go-ahead bucket to give the Lady Redstorm the lead and Lincoln didn’t look back from there.  They went to a full-court zone press that caused several turnovers, resulting in a couple of made lay-ups. Hitting free throws late would seal the 44-36 win for Lincoln, who move to 17-1 on the season. Emma Winkle would lead team with 18 points, Emma Krupp added 15, Riley Mann 5, Sophie Wray 4, and Cassidy Riddle 2.