The Community School girls' basketball team made a strong comeback in the fourth period but it wasn't enough to overtake the Shoshone Indians in a 32-23 road loss Tuesday.
Shoshone led at half 15-8 and at the end of the third period 25-12. The Cutthroats outscored the Indians 11-7 in the final frame but couldn't overcome Shoshone's lead.
Emily Eshman and Caroline Fairchild led the Cutthroats in scoring with eight points each. Also contributing were Erica Eshman with three and Jessie Curran and Natalie Goddard with two apiece.
Shaynee Guillford led Shoshone with 19 points.
"Guillford hurt us with 19 points," said Community School coach Ryan Waterfield. "She's quite a player, decides to score and it's tough to stop her. Our defense, other than Guillford was pretty solid. I felt good about our intensity and teamwork.
"Overall I was pretty pleased with how we played, especially coming off of Thanksgiving break when we have most of our players off visiting family and therefore out of practice. We got good shots, unfortunately we just didn't make them. Hopefully we can start capitalizing on getting these good shots. As our confidence builds, I think we'll convert those shots."
Waterfield was pleased with her team's performance on the boards. Fairchild pulled down 10 rebounds and Emily Eshman captured six.
"Looking forward to playing Hansen on Friday," Waterfield said. "I think we've improved since opening up our season with them."
The loss dropped the Community School to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Northside Conference competition.