Close losses haunt JH Whippets as season comes to a close
The Okeene Junior High basketball teams wrapped up their season last week, with a pair of games against the Timberlake Tigers. Both teams saw their games come down to the final minute of play, but in the end the Whippets and Lady Whippets each ended the season with a loss.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Whippets could not overcome early turnovers that led to them only scoring seven points in the first half. Okeene committed 18 turnovers in that opening half, and found themselves down 12-7 heading into the locker room.
After collecting three fouls in the first half, point guard, Hailey Swart was able to re-enter the game in the third quarter. Swart was limited early because of the fouls, but with her return, the turnovers disappeared.
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