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Coronado Girls Basketball Team Splits A Pair Of Road Games, Record Stands At 13-7

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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 3:30 pm

The Islander Girls Basketball Team continued their Road Warrior streak, as their City League season opened on the road last week. Tuesday, they lost to San Diego High 59-47 and Head Coach Toler Goodwin wasn’t happy with his team’s effort in what he considered to be a winnable game. “We didn’t have any energy and we didn’t play to the level we need to. We were fully capable of winning that game, but we didn’t take care of the ball and we were lazy on the boards. We trailed 28-14 at the half, but we came out in the second half and scored on our first three possessions to make it a six-point game. Then we turned the ball over the next five times down the floor.”

In fairness, there were extenuating circumstances which Goodwin noted. “We spent half an hour in the parking lot at Coronado High School because the San Diego High campus was on lock-down. Our JV team was already there. They locked the gym down and they just kept playing. We’re still recovering from some illnesses and it was Finals Week. But we didn’t have enough energy to beat anybody. We shot 12-66 from the field and 14-28 from the free throw line. We missed a ton of layups.” Although Goodwin didn’t mention it, like the Boys Basketball Team, the Girls hadn’t played a game in more than a week, which probably didn’t help the cause either.

In the game Janie Ruttert scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots; Gianna Spatafore had 11 points; Lauren White had seven points, eight rebounds and four steals; Ella Ackerly had seven points; and Allison White scored four points.

Friday night the Islanders traveled to La Jolla High and they defeated the Vikings 43-23. It would be fair to say La Jolla’s Girls Basketball program has seen better days. “We won by 20 and we shot better from the free throw line, making 12-16,” Goodwin said. “Janie Ruttert had 21 points and Lauren White had 11. Jenevieve Joseph scored seven points, had a good game, got inside, drew some fouls, and converted on some good offensive situations. She had a really nice game. Courtney Williams and Tamya Flenoy had two points each and Spatafore had nine steals to go with four offensive rebounds. We had 22 turnovers against a bad team and we only took seven shots in the first quarter. We won the game by 20 points and it should have been 50.”

Looking ahead Goodwin said, “Tuesday night we have a big game at Point Loma. They’re the class of the City League based on the first week’s results. Friday, we play at Patrick Henry at 6 p.m.” The Patrick Henry game is the opener of a Girls-Boys doubleheader between the two schools. The Boys game will start at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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