Flushing holds off girls basketball


IMAGE / Stacia Tipton

Senior Sydney Walker dodges around a Fenton player to make a shot during the game against Fenton Friday, Jan. 10.

Girls basketball lost to Flushing 50-40 Friday, Jan 31.

The Hornets battled hard, ending only a couple of points short of Flushing after each quarter.

Senior Sydney Walker suffered an injury to her knee during the game.

“As I was going up for a layup, I came down wrong on my leg and heard a large pop. I had an X-ray done and nothing is broken in my knee,” Walker said. “As of right now, I am in a knee immobilizer with crutches. I have to have an MRI to find out if anything is torn.”

Walker is hopeful that she will be able to compete this Friday.

“As of right now, we don’t know how long I am out,” Walker said, “but hopefully I’m back by Friday, fingers crossed.”

Walker believes the team did not perform as expected.

“We did not perform well the first half. We didn’t play our normal game,” Walker said. “We picked it up majorly in the second half with performance and energy, (but) it obviously wasn’t enough to get the win.”

The Raiders and Hornets are tied for first place in the Metro League’s stripes division.

The Hornets record sits at 9-4 overall and 8-1 in the Metro League.

The  will be back on the court to host Lake Fenton Tuesday, Feb. 4.