By Xiomara Levsen, The JOURNAL
The Washington girls basketball team fought hard against Ottumwa Tuesday night but couldn?t come away with a win at home.
They lost 36-32.
Head coach Jordan Bentley said he thought both teams were struggling to shoot the ball that night, but Washington played good defense.
?We executed the game plan we wanted, so we played good defense on our part,? Bentley said. ?We struggled to score. I don?t know if it was necessarily anything they did. We just struggled to put it in the hole.?
He expected the game to be pretty competitive.
?Maybe not that low scoring, but definitely a competitive game that we were looking forward to and knew it would happen,? Bentley said.
Addison Six was the player to watch Tuesday night.
?Addison Six really stood out for me tonight,? Bentley said. ?She ends with a double double, which you know is 14 points, 10 rebounds. As a sophomore that?s a good thing to see ? that?s the third time she?s done that this season, so those are real good highlights for us.?
She is developing into a leader on the floor for the team, which is good for the team because she still has a few years to play, he added.
As the end of the season comes up, Bentley has told his players to continue to be focused.
?We got to be disciplined,? Bentley said. ?We got to keep our focus throughout the whole game and someday we?re going to have a game where going to get a talking ? we?re going to say, ?Hey, we played exactly to the potential of the team that we are.? We have some kids that can put the ball into the basket and we have some kids that can play great defense. Our average as a whole team is under 50 points. I think the team is at 45. It?s just we got to find ways to consistently score.?