The Lady Braves won this season’s last game over the Globe Lady Tigers 63-58. They never let the Tigers get ahead.
Globe did tie the game twice in the second quarter and after falling 15 points behind, and in the third quarter they battled back to a minus three before Cheridan Gooday’s basket set the final score, leaving them five behind San Carlos.
The game did not start as if it were going to be close, but it got that way. After San Carlos No. 12 Alyssa Martin hit two free throws, and Globe No. 40 Sissalle Kindelay made a basket, Martin scored a basket as did Lady Brave Gooday. Courtney Henry scored two baskets, and the Braves were ahead 10-2. But Globe’s top scorer Shawna Talgo put in one of her 3-pointers, bringing the Braves’ lead down to five at 10-5.
After a couple minutes of mutual misses and air balls, Martin was fouled and made both free throws — she made all of her free throws during the game — to bring the score to 12-5. Martin drew another foul and racked up another set of free throws. To bring the score to 14-5
At this point, Talgo unleashed another 3-pointer, and Kayona Gilbert put in three points, suddenly cutting the San Carlos lead to three, for a score of 14-11 where it remained until the opening minutes of the second quarter.
The Tigers kept within five of San Carlos over the second quarter and Gilbert and Talgo tied the game twice for Globe, 18-18 and 24-24. The score at halftime was 28-27, San Carlos.
The third quarter saw Lady Brave, Beyonce Cutter, put in two points and a 3-point basket and three free throws for a total of 10 points in the quarter. Courtney Henry put in two 3-pointers to make up San Carlos’ 19 points for the quarter. Talgo put in a 3-pointer for Globe as did Alexis Fall. Laura Dalton made a basket, and Muriel Nosie made one and one of two free throws.
Kayona Gilbert came alive in the final quarter, putting in nine points worth of 3-point baskets. Fall contributed two points and Nosie scored four points. The seesaw of this close game came even a couple of times, but San Carlos was never on the down side.
Martin, echoing BJ Burries, made 10 of her 18 points from 2-point baskets and eight from free throws. Cutter put in 16 points, and Henry made six. Gooday made six and Celesta Cassa made five.
Globe’s scoring was more widely distributed with Gilbert, the 3-point specialist, scoring 15, and Talgo scoring 13 points with 3-pointers, a 2-pointer and a couple of free throws.
Every Globe player who was in at all, scored at least four points.