Lady Scouts learn valuable lessons in loss to Lakeview

Junior Olivia Couch sets a screen for sophomore Macy Svoboda to get past her defender. Svoboda is the team’s starting point guard this season.

Allie Daro

The David City High School girls basketball team was defeated 28-60 by the Lakeview Vikings on Tues., Dec. 20.

In the first half, the Scouts started out slow. The team committed 16 fouls, putting Lakeview into the double bonus early in the game. The Scouts were able to work on playing hard while multiple players were in foul trouble.

I thought that we did a nice job in the second half learning how to play in foul trouble, and that is a big thing to learn,” Head Coach Nathan Wall stated. “Almost everyone was in foul trouble at halftime, yet we didn’t have anyone foul out. We learned to play hard, play smart, and stay out of foul trouble.”

The Scouts picked it up in the second half. Senior Amber Belt believed the improvement was due to increased communication throughout the team. However, Lakeview managed to finish the game in the lead.

Hopefully, our girls can take away from the Lakeview game the value of practice and the importance of every drill and being ready to be physical from the opening tip,” Wall said.

Lakeview’s team also lead a prayer circle after shaking hands at the conclusion of the game. Both teams gathered in the middle of the court and held hands while Lakeview senior Bailey Sloup recited a prayer.

Over break, the Lady Scouts continued to practice in preparation for the DCHS Holiday Tournament that took place on Thurs., Dec. 29 and Fri., Dec. 30. In the tournament, the Scouts won against Douglas County West 38-18. The Scouts then went on to receive second place in the tournament, losing their second game 48-32 to Aquinas. On Tues., Jan. 3, the Scouts gained another win, beating East Butler 33-31.

The next game for the Scouts will be at home on Fri., Jan. 6 against Twin River.