Black Tigers girls fall to Brush as postseason looms

by Jim Isabella | Correspondent Published:

The Cuyahoga Falls girls basketball team is trying to get two victories heading into Sunday's tournament draw.

When your records is 3-14 overall and 1-5 in the Lake Division of the Northeast Ohio Conference, every victory becomes important to get a workable position at the Medina Division I sectional-district tournament.

Falls is hoping to get a winnable first round opponent.

"We genuinely have a chance to get some wins with the five games we have remaining," said Falls coach Joe Nowak.

It was a tough week for the Black Tigers, dropping two more games.

On Jan. 26, Falls lost to Brush 42-35, a game that the team lost down the stretch.

"We were ahead 31-30 with four minutes to go, but we just did not finish," Nowak said. "We have some defensive breakdowns and it hurt us."

Jasmine Eaker continued her solid play, scoring 11 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Rosie Townsend had eight points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Mary Messner had eight points and five reounds, while Zoey Bosley, Savannah Selden, Katie Peters and Alyssa Mondl each scored two points.

The Black Tigers lost Monday night to Copley 61-45 and it was not hard to find the key to this loss.

"We played three good quarters and one really bad one; we got outscored 17-2 in the third quarter," Nowak said. "We are not the type of team that can recover from something like that."

Eaker had her fourth straight double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Townsend had 13 points and five boards.

Hannah Johnson had six points and three assists. Messner had three points and Zoey Bosley and Kaleigh Zeizsler each added two.

Falls had a pair of winnable game this week as the Black Tigers were set to play at Barberton Jan. 31 and host Normandy Feb. 2. Results of these games were not available at press time.

On Feb. 6, Falls will play host to Garfield Heights. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.

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