BY CHARLIE ADAMS, TSM LEAD WRITER
(Cranston, RI) - Kicking off February sitting at 4-10, the Lady Bolts had a lot on their plate against the 11-4 West Warwick Wizards. With the young team likely to miss the playoffs, they had nothing to lose against the Wizards. They showed fight throughout an entertaining, back and forth game, but came up short, 55-46.
Cranston East was led by Aydan Gulliver and Mya Jiminez’s 19 and 14 points respectively, but it wasn’t enough.
Gulliver quickly brought the ‘Bolts into the lead 9-5 all on her own. However, those were the only points scored in the quarter for the team, and East trailed, 12-9.
The second quarter was a stronger effort for the team, as five different players scored in the period. Still, the ‘Bolts trailed 30-24 despite Gulliver adding an additional 5 points to bring her total to 14 at the end of the half.
Out of halftime, the ‘Bolts were able to cut down the deficit by a point as they trailed 41-36 with a quarter left to play. Mya Jiminez led the team with 6 points in the quarter.
The fourth saw no comeback, but Jiminez added 5 points to her statsheet despite the final result being 55-46. The Lady Bolts again cut the lead to five, but a dagger three-pointer from West Warwick’s Liz Gresian (19 pts) with under five minutes to play put the game out of reach.
The team returns to action on Friday where they’ll face the 11-4 Smithfield Sentinels on the road before coming back home on Saturday to play the 1-11 Woonsocket VillaNovans.
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