Freshman Alison Heying eyes the basket without pressure in Friday’s home finale versus Kee High.  (Photo by Becky Walz)
Freshman Alison Heying eyes the basket without pressure in Friday’s home finale versus Kee High. (Photo by Becky Walz)

Playing for the final time on its home court Friday night, South Winn girls’ basketball team (2-17, 2-15 UIC) came up empty to Kee High (13-7, 10-6 UIC), 63-27.

“The girls played hard with nonstop hustle and maximum effort. We did a pretty good job of breaking their press most of the time which allowed us to have more opportunities to set up an offense and score,” said Coach Kayla Ross. “We are going to work hard this week in practice in preparation to play them again on Thursday. We are the underdog team and we are fully capable of beating Kee.”

The Lady Warriors were held to single digit scoring throughout the four quarters that began with a 19-8 Kee High lead after the first eight minutes. The Hawk lead grew to 34-14 by halftime. In the second half, the Red and White  were outscored 39-13.

The Lady Warriors have less than a week to prepare for the postseason as they will face Kee High again Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Lansing in round one of the Class 1A Region 3 action.