Lady Scorpions varsity basketball win at Oak Park


Coach Mike Prewitt trains the girls varsity basketball team.

Cam High girls varsity basketball defeated the Oak Park Eagles 52-25 last Thursday, Jan. 29.

The start of the game was quiet, but picked up when both teams began making numerous fouls. The first basket was then made two minutes into the game by the Eagles.

Half-way through the quarter, Cam High made a free shot after a foul by Oak Park. Less than a minute later, the Eagles gained two more points after another foul from a Scorpion.

Oak Park ended the first quarter in the lead with a score of 13-11. The Lady Scorpions then utilized the two minute quarter break to discuss their strategy with Mr. Mike Prewitt, head girls varsity basketball coach .

The second quarter began with aggressive play, as each team scored two-point baskets only a minute after the buzzer sounded. In less than five minutes, the Scorpions gained a lead of 23-16 after a number of fouls.

Close to half-time, the Eagles called a thirty-second timeout to regain composure. Soon afterwards, Cam High scored another basket, ending the half with a lead of 31-16.

During half-time, there was a thirty second free-throw competition in which the winner received a $25 gift card.

Halfway into the third quarter, Cam High increased their lead by 4 points, while Oak Park remained at a score of 16. The Eagles then took their last thirty-second timeout about halfway through the quarter in an attempt to recover their momentum and close the point gap. The quarter ended with a score of 39-20.

A stream of fouls and points in the last quarter resulted in a 20 point lead for Cam High, allowing them to remain ahead 43-23.

Towards the end of the last half, an Oak park team member was elbowed in the eye, rendering her unable to play for the rest of the game.

With a 27 point lead, Cam High ended the game 52- 25.

Although the Scorpions came out with a win, Coach Prewitt said that the team could have performed better. “I thought we came out a little flat,” he said. “We’re going to go one game at a time, and I hope we finish well in the league.”

“It started out kinda shaky […] usually, we dominate the first half, but they were pretty close to us score-wise in the first quarter. In the second quarter, though, we picked it up and kept a lead,” said Shivani Govil, junior and point-guard. “We’ve done a lot of good things this season and we have playoffs to look forward to.”