Brashier M.C. Girls 44, Ridge Spring-Monetta 33
By JEREMY TIMMERMAN
Ridge Spring-Monetta’s girls’ basketball team saw its undefeated run through Class A opposition come to an end in the second round of the SCHSL playoffs Thursday in a 44-33 loss to Brashier Middle College.
The loss came on the heels of a 12-0 record for the Trojans (19-6) in Region 4-A and first-round win over Great Falls.
“We didn’t show up,” RS-M head coach Gail Johnson said. “We did not play at all up to our ability.”
The young Trojans got 12 points from freshman Porsha Quattlebaum in the loss and nine from Ebony Hines, one of five seniors for RS-M.
The Trojans scored only two points in the first quarter and just six in the fourth, dooming the progress Johnson’s team made scoring 25 points combined in the middle frames.
“We put up the shots but we rushed a lot and didn’t attack the basket like we should have and are capable of,” she said.
Johnson added that while she will miss her senior class, she’s enthusiastic about the talent returning for the Trojans.
“I’m excited about the future,” she said.