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Tigers lacked rhythm in loss

They didn’t shoot well, were a step slow on defense and turned the ball over too often.

It simply wasn’t a good day for the Hayden High School girls basketball team, coach Michelle Wilkie said; the Tigers lost at the Meeker Cowboy Shoot Out against Nucla, 34-27.

“It wasn’t like last year, where we were losing by 30,” Wilkie said. “It was just disappointing, because the kids had played so well for two nights in a row.”

Grace Wilkie led the team with nine points, and Emma Johnson had seven.

The team, 1-2, bounced back after trailing, 12-1, in the first quarter, playing its best ball in the second half. Still, it could never gain the kind of momentum it would have needed to mount a full comeback.

“We just weren’t in sync today,” Michelle Wilkie said. “In other games, we’ll be better. We’re going to come along just fine. We’ll get there.”

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