[Steven Buyansky - For Shaw Media]
“We started with high intensity because we knew this was going to be a game where there would be a lot of hype around it,” Oswego East sophomore Christine Corpuz said. “We knew we had to start out really well and set the tone and the pace for the rest of the game, and we did that.”
Oswego (0-18, 0-8) received a nice effort from freshman McKenna Engler in the second quarter as she scored all eight of her points before halftime. But the Panthers still trailed 30-18 and would not get any closer, scoring just eight points in the second half.
Shots were there for the Panthers to claw back into the game, but they simply weren’t falling.
“I told the kids that I was disappointed with some of the defense because they have shooters, can hit the three and are a good team,”Oswego coach Dave Beebe said. “But I wasn’t disappointed with the offense. Our offense was getting good looks but we just couldn’t score. I can’t yell at people for missing shots.”