Highline misses a shot at second
By Thanavin Chum - Staff Reporter
The Lady T-Birds missed their chance at moving on to the second seed in the division when they lost to the Tacoma Titans, 69 – 58.
The loss left them in third place with a 4 – 3 record.
The T-Birds could not slow down Titan sophomore Guard Bobbi Westendorf. She scored 24 points along with 14 total rebounds. She also made four of 11 three pointers.
Westendorf averaged 21 points per game coming into the game against the T-Birds.
"We were aware of Bobbi's 21 points per game average. Our coaches didn't and don't usually focus on specific players going into games but, they let us know who their threats are," said T-Bird guard Anna Cook.
On top of that, three other players for the Titans were in double figures, and only two for the T-Birds, sophomore forward Jasmine Hansgen and freshmen guard Ariel Miller both finished the game with 11 points.
As a team the Titans made more threes than the T-Birds, 21 points for the Titans and only three points for the T-Birds. The T-Birds only attempted two while the Titans made seven out of their 30 attempts.
The T-Birds continued to turn the ball over on offense, 33 for the T-Birds and 19 for the Titans.
The Titans began to distance themselves away in the second quarter of the game and never looked back. The T-Birds tried to pull the game back in the fourth quarter but it wasn't enough.
"For the Tacoma game we simply did not come ready to play. I believe our next match up against them will be a different story and the effort we bring will have increased significantly," said Cook.
The T-Birds will host the Titans again in the final of game of the season.
The Lady T-Birds will travel to South Puget Sound on Feb. 11, tip off at 1 p.m.
The results from Wednesdays game against Centralia were unavailable at press time.