Girls Beat Bayfield

Austyn Lovejoy, Editor in Chief

On Tuesday January 7th the South Shore Girls Basketball team traveled to Bayfield to play a varsity game at 7pm. At tip Chole Sipsas was the first to touch the ball, which she would take home later that night. Though it was fought for, Bayfield won the tip and took an early lead 2-0. After Bayfield’s first basket South Shore ran it back down the floor, but missed a shot Bayfield returned the ball to their basket stretching their lead 4-0. South Shore threw the ball to Natalie Knaack, who took it down the floor. After passing it around, South Shore put up a shot…and swish,     Bayfield’s lead was pulled back 4-2. This shot seemed to kick start the Cardinal offense and soon the girls pulled ahead 4-5 with a 3-point shot. With about 5 minutes left in the first half, Chloe Sispas drives to the basket but gets driven underneath the backboard. Chloe pushed herself backwards and out from underneath the backboard, giving herself enough room to toss up a well calculated shot while falling to the court. As the ball passes clean through the hoop, the Cardinal fans and team go wild because that basket marked 1000 career points for Chloe. After that the Cardinals lit a fire and took off running, scoring time after time and responding to every shot Bayfield put up by scoring one of their own. As the halftime buzzer rang, South Shore was leading the game with a score of 31-17. Bayfield started the second half with the ball; however, South Shore continued to dominate the court for the remainder of the game.  As the time ticked down, the girls’ stats continued to grow. Freshman Lily Truchon lead South Shore in points (22 points), rebounds (11), and steals (8). These stats helped lead the girls to a 65-41 victory over the Trollers.