Summit Charter High School girls basketball team took on Next Charter on the road in Summit’s inaugural high school girls game that turned into an epic battle on the court with the Lady Bears winning in the final seconds 29-27.
The majority of Summit’s team was made up of experienced middle school players who Coach Kaylee O’Dwyer had to draft into the big leagues to join Summit freshman Caroline Woods for Tuesday’s game.
“I didn’t know what to expect going into this game because I had only seen other game scores, which you can only get so much information from,” said O’Dwyer. “I was confident in the group I had playing but I didn’t want to count my chickens before they hatched because we were going to be playing much older and experienced girls.”
O’Dwyer added the first half of the game was more physical than they are used to, which can happen when playing against 10-12th graders.
“There were a lot of missed calls and calls that didn’t go our way, but I was proud of our ability to still be ahead at the half despite the adversity we had to endure,” she said. “They played with a ton of guts and grit and left it all out on the floor.”
Summit next plays Nantahala at home at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
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