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There was little down time for the basketball team during the Christmas holidays as they played five games. After Basket Mass, the team traveled down the street to play McGehee. The Cardinals never gave up and fought a 20-point deficit to cut the lead to four points. Kamerynn Glasgow '22 led all scorers with 18 points, and Marcelle Holmes '18 scored nine. The athletes showed perseverance, hard work, and true grit in one of the best games of the season.
After a week off, the basketball team came back ready to work and take on their next opponent. On December 28, Pearl River came to town for a non-district match-up. The Cardinals started off strong in the first quarter, outscoring the Colonels 12-6; however, in the second quarter, the Colonels came out firing and tied the score at halftime. After a quick pep talk during halftime, the Cardinals responded in the second half, outscoring Pearl River 33-17 to win 54-38. The Cardinals had three players in double figures, with two of those posting double-doubles. Marcelle Holmes '18 led all scorers with 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Gabriella Mehaffie '19 chipped in 14 points and snatched 15 rebounds. Aysha Gibson '18 also contributed 10 points.
On January 2, varsity basketball traveled to St. Martin's for their second game this season. In the first match-up earlier this season, the Cardinals battled back in the fourth quarter to win the game in overtime, and the second match-up proved to be just as exciting. The Cardinals led by as many as eight points in the third quarter, but the Saints never backed down. Behind Kamerynn Glasgow's 16 points and Marcelle Holmes' 10, the Cardinals held off the Saints. Holmes notched another double-double with 11 rebounds, and Gabriella Mehaffie '19 pulled down 15. The Cardinals out-rebounded the Saints 48-37.
As the students came back to school on January 4, the basketball team hosted another home game, but this time against a not-so-familiar opponent Brusly. In the first quarter, the Cardinals outscored the Panthers, 12-11. In the second quarter, the Cardinals went cold on the offensive side but buckled down on defense, holding Brusly to only six points. In the second half, the Panthers' offense came alive, though the Cardinals continued to fight in every possession. Kamerynn Glasgow '22 poured in 15 points while Marcelle Holmes '18 added 11. Sadie Taylor '18 chipped in nine.
Varsity was back in action the next day as they traveled to play Covenant Christian. They started off a little sluggish in the first quarter but then came alive in the second to go into halftime with an eight-point lead. The coaching staff challenged the Cardinals to bring their best defense in the second half, and they answered the call by shutting out Lions in the third quarter. The Cardinals cruised to a 17-point victory, behind the scoring of Marcelle Holmes '18, with 20 points, and Lucy Galloway '18 with 11.