Girls’ shooting woes continue
Sutherland downs Swedes 47-32.
SUTHERLAND—One field goal and one free throw in the first quarter at Sutherland Friday night set the tone for the struggles the Swedes faced the entire game against the Sailors.
Poor shooting hampered Gothenburg in a 47-32 loss on the road.
“I thought this would be a game we had a solid chance to win,” said Swede coach Tim Peterson. “And we did have that chance throughout but the same thing came up to bite us again.”
The Swedes made only 11-of-47 field goals for 23%.
“I feel like we were evenly matched,” Peterson said. “It just came down to shooting.”
Regan Geiken made a shot early in the first quarter and it turned out to be the only bucket the Swedes would get in the period.
The Swedes were 1-of-9 in the opening quarter and improved only slightly after that.
Sutherland led 12-3 at the end of the first and held a 22-11 advantage at halftime.
“The girls don’t go out there and try to miss,” Peterson said. “Some of it is confidence and some of it is practice. It’s something this group of girls will just need to keep working on.”
Trailing 32-15 midway through the third period, Gothenburg made a bit of a run in the last
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