It was a tough defensive-minded contest between the Flushing Raiders and the Holly varsity girls basketball team on Friday night.
Unfortunately for the Bronchos, the Raiders’ defense was the toughest that Holly had seen all season long.
The Bronchos scored a season-low 22 points, losing a 40-22 road contest to the defending Metro League champions.
The Bronchos (6-4 in the Metro) knew they were in a defensive battle from the start, scoring just two first-quarter points. Flushing opened its scoring with treys by Alex Wing and Keeli Lindstrom, but only led 8-2 after one quarter.
As the game continued, Flushing’s offense was able to enjoy at least a bit of success but the Bronchos still struggled trying to find some against the Raiders. Holly’s biggest scoring threat Rebecca Fugate didn’t score in the second quarter while Hunter Weeder provided all three points. Meanwhile, Thailyia Christensen started to heat up as she scored six points in the second quarter. Holly trailed 22-5 at the half.
Payton Price scored four of the Bronchos’ six third-quarter points, as Holly now trailed 33-11 entering the final quarter. Holly’s most successful quarter was the final eight minutes. Fugate hit on two three-pointers, Price hit a three-pointer and Abigail Johnston hit a bucket, giving the Bronchos 11 points. Holly was able to cut into the lead with the 11-point quarter, but not enough to make a serious run at the lead.
Fugate finished with 10 points while Price netted seven. Wing led Flushing with 11 points while Christensen had 10 points. Rebecca Morrish finished with seven.
Holly’s road trips aren’t going to get any easier as the Bronchos travel to Kearsley on Tuesday. The Hornets are one-half game behind Fenton for first place in the Flint Metro League.