On Monday night the Canton JV girls basketball team made the trip to Malone to play the Franklin Academy Huskies in a Central league matchup.
Usually when teams make the long bus trip it takes a toll on them in the early part of the game but today the Bears shook off the bus legs quickly and jumped on Malone to a 24-9 first half score. The second half was a different story. Malone turned the intensity level up a notch and the young Bears had a hard time adjusting. Canton struggled to get back on defense and stopped moving the ball on offense and it the Huskies took advantage chipping away at the Canton lead. The Bears had to play tough defense in the final minutes just to come away with a 37-32 victory.
“We came out and played well from the start but I think in the second half we started looking past them a little bit and stopped playing the way we can. We are going to have to run the floor better and step it up a notch on defense against the Cats on Thursday,” Coach Mike Wentworth said.
Pacing the Bears today was eighth grader Ava Hoy and Sophomore Amelia Rodee who put up 15 and 12 points. Also scoring for Canton was Camryn Sipher (4 points), Mattie Porter, Olivia Sero, and Lindsey Filiatrault (2 points).
The Bears will be back on the court Thursday night at Jerry Hourihan Gymnasium as they will face the undefeated Gouveneur Wildcats on Thursday night. Game time 5:30.