(Stephanie Brenneisen showing her skills against the Cavewomen)
By Jordan Meyer Online Editor
Alta students and parents gathered on Tuesday, November 24 in the Alta High School gymnasium to watch their Lady Hawks start their season against American Fork’s team. Though the team was ranked highly in the preseason, even expected to make it to the State Championships early next year, the game expected to be a challenge for the girls. Fortunately, the win seemed promising after a halftime score of 23-31, Alta on top and led by the twin-sister Mariah and Kemery Martin.
The Lady Hawks took control the third quarter, outscoring American Fork 20-11. But late in the fourth quarter American Fork tried to come back, despite a 17-point deficit. They ended up outscoring the Lady Hawks in the fourth, but when the final whistle was blown, Alta came out on top 52-65.
“It was our home-opener so we came out confident. We knew we were going to win because we are cool like that. But ‘AF’ was a tough team to get passed” said Stephanie Brenneisen, senior, about the game.
The Lady Hawks look optimistically in their future games, sitting at a 2-1 record. Their next game is their third home game of the season, hosting the Lone Peak Knights.