The outcome wasn't favorable, but Community School girls' varsity basketball coach Ryan Waterfield liked the way her Cutthroats didn't back down from the imposing presence of the reigning State 1A champion Shoshone Indians Friday.
Shoshone (7-1, 1-1 league after the weekend) built a 30-8 half-time lead and carried away a 49-22 Northside Conference victory at The Fish Tank in Sun Valley. But Waterfield said the Cutthroats played hard and made only 13 turnovers against the intimidating Shoshone defense.
Caroline Fairchild, Cutthroat 5-9 sophomore, scored 6 points and added 6 rebounds. Amaya Ingram, another promising soph, led the way with 8 points, 5 boards and 2 steals.
Emily Eshman did a good job with 2 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Cody Curran added 4 points and 4 boards, and Jessie Curran chipped in with 2 points and 4 rebounds. Topping Shoshone was senior Katie Strunk (12 points).
The Cutthroats (1-3, 0-3 league) resume action with home Northside Conference games against highly-regarded Carey Friday, Dec. 16 at The Fish Tank.