Meridian girls plagued by poor shooting in loss


The Meridian girls' basketball couldn't overcome its shooting woes and took a 50-39 loss to Anacortes on Monday, Jan. 20, at Meridian High School. The Trojans were led by Ryley Zapien's 14 points and four assists.

"We had the shots, we had the stops, we just couldn't put the ball in the hole," Meridian coach Mark Gilmore said in a phone interview.

Meridian's Sydney Swanson led the team with 13 rebounds and hounded Seahawks guard Tania Daou when the Trojans played a man-to-man defense.

"We wanted her to put the ball on the floor, and she only scored on her three 3-pointers. The girls did a good job knowing where she was at," Gilmore said.

Meridian's next game is at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Blaine.


Anacortes 11 26 41 50 - 50

Meridian 7 21 33 39 - 39

Anacortes: Brooke Riordan 8, Hope Hurtado 15, Jillian Welk 4, Stella Gillman 2, Brooke Geffe 2, Tania Daou 11, Alexandra Aldridge 2, Monica Downs 3, Sadie Santiago 3. Team totals: FT: 4-11 50.

Meridian: Ryley Zapien 14, Taylor Lunde 5, Allie Mack 0, Grace Pyles 0, Allecia Galindo 0, Kendra Holmes 7, Janessa Murphy 10, Sydney Swanson 3. Team totals: 11-55 17-26 39.

3-ptg: Anacortes 5 (Daou 3), Meridian 0 (none). Rebounds: Anacortes 29 (n/a), Meridian 40 (Swanson 13). Assists: Anacortes 12 (n/a), Meridian 7 (Zapien 4). Fouls: Anacortes 25 (Fouled out: none), Meridian 13 (Fouled out: Swanson). Turnovers: Anacortes 15, Meridian 19.

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