SYRACUSE – The Valley Heights girls varsity basketball team dropped their game to Syracuse Christian Academy by a large margin of 15 points, when the Eagles defended their home court to win 41-26.
The Eagles of Syracuse Christian Academy – a home school team in the ESCAL league – posted double digits in the score column in each of the first three periods of play. This pace of scoring was something that Valley Heights was not accustomed to defend, as they fell behind 26-8 at the half.
This deficit that the Eagles had dropped Valley Heights into, was subsequently chipped away at following the halftime break, as a Valley Heights team openly made some adjustments to counteract the high-flying eagles. Although too little, too late, Valley Heights would go on to score 18 second-half points – eight in the third and 10 in the fourth. This improved play lifted Valley Heights to double digits in scoring, however, Syracuse would hold on for the 41-26 – as they put up 15 second half points to answer Valley Heights.
Leading the charge once again for Valley Heights was Emily Davis. Davis put up 14 points for Valley Heights – 53 percent of the scoring, in their efforts on the road. The Eagles would see two standouts on the night as Kate Grainger and Michaela Grainger notched 17 and 14 points respectively.
“We are using our game as a learning opportunity, and hope to turn some things around going forward,” said Valley Heights head coach Sarah Moore.
Up next for Valley Heights (2-3 overall) they will return home for a matchup against Baldwinsville on Dec. 22, weather permitting...