Gators win after slow start

Baker girls basketball

Baker's Kathryn Quigg dribbles past a Freeport defender Monday night in a District 2-1A basketball game at Baker

RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin
Published: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:31 PM.

BAKER — A sluggish start didn’t deter the Baker girls basketball team from a strong finish against District 2-1A foe Freeport on Monday.

The Gators trailed the Bulldogs 6-3 after the first quarter with the lone score coming on a 3-point basketball by Haley Wagner. However, the rest of the game belonged to Baker as the Gators cruised to a 43-24 win.

Baker coach Brian Wagner was happy with the way the Gators (8-6, 2-4) bounced back from the slow start.

“One of the things our girls have done well the last several ball games – even though one of them was a loss – is we have played our tempo and our style of game,” he said. “We are pretty good defensively and we are smart.

“Offensively we do well when we are patient and take advantage of those transition moments (off turnovers or defensive rebounds) when we have them. Fortunately tonight we were able to do that. So tonight was a step in the right direction.”

Even when the Baker offense wasn’t clicking early the Gator defense did the job in keeping the game close.

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