First Flight basketball suffers first loss against Edenton in close game 29-28

By on February 10, 2021

Who has the ball? Edenton's Sydney Spear (#5) and First Flight's Khloe Tucker (#34) battle for the ball as Tucker attempts to push the ball up court.
Bella Schweitzer (First Flight, right) eyes the basket for a shot as #23 Jamillian Johnson (Edenton) defends.
All eyes look up to the basket after Josephine Voight (#10) launches the ball.
First Flight's Neely Morris (#22) pulls up baseline to get ready for an outside shot.
Coach Richards gives last minute instructions to the team.
Emma Richards (#30) is fouled hard under the basket during a layup attempt.
Elizabeth Clagett's (#32) near half court shot would come close but the Lady Nighthawks would fall short in the 29-28 loss to Edenton.
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The Lady Nighthawks first loss this season came against the Edenton Aces in a low scoring game Tuesday February 9 at the First Flight gym in Kill Devil Hills. First Flight entered the non-conference game 9-0 while John A. Homes Edenton was 6 and 3.

Both teams had trouble setting up a consistent scoring offense. First Flight lead after the first quarter 4-0. At the end of three quarters, the scoreboard showed the Lady Nighthawks still maintained a lead 18-15. The action picked up in the fourth quarter and the lead changed several times before Edenton took the lead 29-28 after guard Sydney Spear made two free throws from the line with less than 30 seconds on the clock.

First Flight had just seconds to inbound the ball and press it up court for one final shot. The ball was quickly passed to First Flight’s Elizabeth Clagett near mid-court where she made a desperate, lunging shot that would strike the backboard but unfortunately for the cheering home fans would bounce off without slipping through the net.

First Flight’s next game is at home against Northeastern on Thursday February 11.

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