COLUMBIA — A glut of turnovers cost the Tolton girls basketball team Friday night, as they fell to O'Hara High School 45-39.
Coach Doug Sain was generally encouraged by the Trailblazers' performance, but felt that his team will need to improve on turnovers.
"We just kept blindly throwing passes into the post," Sain said. "I felt we beat their press pretty well, but we committed a lot of turnovers in the half-court."
Tolton sophomore guard, Hope Wright, led all scorers with 18 points and sophomore forward, River Remis, added another seven points and grabbed five rebounds.
Sain was particularly impressed by Wright's performance and willingness to drive to the basket.
"She was strictly in attack mode tonight," Sain said. "Many people think she is just a three-point shooter, but she can also get in the lane and score."
The Trailblazer fell behind by as many as 12 points, but they were able to cut the lead to six with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Time, however, ran out for Tolton.
"Basketball is a game of runs," Sain said. "They had an 8-0 run to get that lead, and we had a run to get back close. This was a good opponent, and I thought our team played well."
Tolton (2-2) will next take on Jamestown High School at 6 p.m. Monday at Tolton Catholic High School.