Maple Valley defended the home court Friday in a 39-16 win over Constantine in girls basketball play.
Building a modest 12-5 lead through two quarters, Maple Valley heated up for an 18-2 run in the third frame to run away with the victory.
Michelle Smith and Emily Bowers each finished with four points for the Falcons (1-1), with Bailey Potter, Deshea Payton and Amber Andersen each contributing two points. Kerrigan Harris and Emily Schrock recorded one free throw each to round out the scoring.
Amber Chupp pulled down a team-high three rebounds and Schrock came away with three steals.
“It was a major letdown in intensity and execution on our part,” Constantine coach Joe Stacey said. “But kudos to
Maple Valley; they were just the opposite. They outhustled us and out-executed us.
“I hope this is a learning moment for our team. If just one or two girls start to get down on themselves it affects the whole team. … Attitude plays such a huge role within a team. It can make or break you on any given night. Tonight it tore us apart. Because even when you lose, if you had the right attitude, worked your hardest and gave every ounce of energy you had and executed to the best of your abilities, you’re still building and making possibilities for success in the future.”