By Travis Mounts
A second-half comeback propelled the visiting Campus girls basketball team to a 47-40 win at the Hutchinson Salthawks last Friday.
The Colts’ scoring struggles continued in the first half of this game but their defense kept them in the game, as Campus trailed 23-15 at halftime. The Colts didn’t change strategy in the second half, but they were able to take advantage of Hutchinson’s zone defense in a way they did not early.
“The girls just figured out what was open,” said head coach Robbie Wright. “The energy on defense picked up, so they were able to get some easier shots.’
Campus outscored the Salthawks 32-17 after the break. The win pushes Campus back above .500 with a 3-2 record. Defense continues to be the Colts’ strongest asset, thanks to the efforts of the players.
“All five of them are on the same page and making it difficult for whoever we play,” Wright said.
This week started with a challenge as Campus hosted undefeated Derby. The Panthers are ranked No. 5 in Class 6A.
On Friday, Salina South comes to Campus High. The Colts will host Maize in a make-up game next week Tuesday as the boys take part in their tournament. The Campus girls will play in El Dorado’s Lady Cat Classic the following week.
Campus: Tia Tindall 14, Analysia Morales 11, Kara Smith 6, Mia Caballero 5, Alexis Thomas 4, Sadie Hubbard 4, Addie Groh 3.