SHERMAN?56, HELIX?31 In Moro, the Helix Grizzlies played much better Saturday than in their loss to Central Christian from Friday. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, Saturdays opponent was a very good Sherman (10-10, 7-2 Big Sky) squad.
Helix lost its 10th straight game in a 56-31 final.
Coach Livia Hegdal was excited with the improvement, but discouraged that Helix (2-17, 0-9 Big Sky) plays to its opponents levels. Against a struggling Central Christan squad, Helix played down.
Saturday, Paden Flerchinger scored 14 to lead the Grizzlies and Blythe Gabriel nearly picked up a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Sherman won the battle on the offensive glass that helped them take the game as well.
Hegdal said the girls defensive intensity is much better than it was early in the season and players like freshman Darion Burgess are starting to really understand how to read the opponents plays.
Helix hosts Ione on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in its next game.