Girls Fall to Chase
A short-handed Harvey’s girls varsity basketball team lost 51-27 to Chase Collegiate Wednesday in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Missing two starters due to illness, the Cavs had difficulty keeping pace with the Highlanders as the host team built up a 33-13 lead by halftime. With the continued hot hand of eighth-grader Kira Ortega, Harvey had a better second half, but the early 20-point deficit proved too much for the Cavs to overcome.
Ortega finished with 22 of Harvey’s 27 points. She was also solid on defense, recording six steals. Coach Christina Binns is happy to see the team’s youngest player performing so well on the varsity level. “Kira is averaging 18 points per game as an eighth-grader,” said coach Binns. “Coaches of our competing teams are regularly surprised to learn that she is as young as she is,” the coach added.
Senior Courtney Warren led the Cavs under the boards with eight rebounds. Senior Daisy Grossman grabbed seven rebounds. Coach Melissa Zeffer likes what she sees in Grossman’s game. “Daisy’s movement on the court and drive to always give her best is greatly appreciated and results in regular growth,” said coach Zeffer..
The Harvey girls will not play against until Jan. 9 when they resume their season with a game on the road against Christian Heritage. “We look forward to having the winter break to recover and are excited to return to our season ready to build upon what we have,” coach Binns said.