After wrapping a tough weekend of hoops against some strong opponents at the Shanon Johnson Invitational in Vernal, Utah, the Wasatch Academy girls basketball team has demonstrated a reason to be optimistic starting the season 4-0.
In their first game of the season, the girls defeated Carbon High School, 57-53. The Tigers trailed by 7 by halftime, but made adjustments to their approach and took the lead in the middle of the third quarter. “It was a strong team effort with a lot of lessons learned,” states Head Coach Tony Giannotti.
The girls went on to defeat Duchesne High School 58-34, blowing the game open with a strong 3rd quarter supported by some hot shooting by Junior Sofia Vidal. Vidal shot and made 4, 3-pointers during the 3rd quarter.
Saturday of the invitational, the girls were faced with two difficult opponents, Uintah and Union High Schools. The Tigers did not let the intense previous games sidetrack them from locking down the win. The Tigers won 44-38 against Uintah with Senior Manu De Olivieria leading the way with 22 points.
The ladies beat Union by a score of 53-42. Again, De Olivieria led the way with 22 points while senior Kysha Barbel added 13. “All of the girls were able to contribute to the victories over the past three days. They are bruised and exhausted but played hard. We are pleased with this year’s team dynamic,” says Coach Giannotti.