Waste Pro uses 3rd quarter push to get past Big John’s BBQ in girls basketball, 16-11

Published 12:02 am Sunday, February 5, 2017

An 8-2 run bridged between the third and fourth quarters helped Waste Pro get past Big John’s BBQ 16-11 in a girls 8-and-under youth basketball game Saturday.

Waste Pro entered the third period trailing 7-6, but flurry of baskets helped it pull ahead and surge to victory.

“We were down three players today, unfortunately, but the five players that were here played their hearts out. I’m very proud of them,” Waste Pro coach Lynn Janette said. “I kept telling them I’m proud of them no matter what and to keep trying their best and we’ll pull through, and we did.”

Email newsletter signup

Anna Leigh Jordan helped fuel the rally scoring four of her points in the third period. Ali Haile, Harper Carter, Halle Grace Janette and Caroline Carlton all tallied two points.

Waste Pro leaned on not only its hot shooting, but also it’s rebounding. On just one possession, Waste Pro managed to corral four offensive rebounds.

“The offensive end is all about if the balls are going in, and they were going in today,” Janette said.

Erin Tiffee scored four points to lead Big John’s BBQ, while Madalyn Cupit had three. Emma Kate Clossner and Bella Mount chipped in with two points apiece.

“We need to rebound a little better,” Big John’s BBQ coach Brian Tiffee said. “We’ve got some young ones, but they’re learning.”

Despite the loss, Tiffee said he thinks his squad is continuing to improve each game.

“I love working with the little ones,” he said. “The fundamentals are very important in playing ball. If you can teach them good fundamentals here, they’ll take it all the way through.”