By Laura Colvin
Kuna Melba News editor
Not much went right for the Kuna girls varsity basketball team Tuesday night.
That was the word from head coach Alex Jensen after Middleton defeated his team 62-29, but lately, a loss is more the exception than the rule for the Lady Kavemen.
The game marked the end of a five-game winning streak for the girls, who are 8-9 overall on the season and 7-6 in conference play.
“We gave away too many transition points,” said Jensen after Tuesday’s game at Kuna High School. “We made things too easy for them.”
Before Christmas break, the girls on Dec. 20 defeated Mountain Home 51-50, then, during break, took a 56-48 win over Nampa on Jan. 3, and defeated Skyview 35-32 on Jan. 4.
On Jan. 9, they beat Columbia 42-39, and sent Bishop Kelly home after nabbing another 42-39 victory Jan. 11.
The team has come a long way this season, Jensen said, noting Ruby Shreeve, a junior, and sophomore Nicole Arizana are leading the team on the court.
“We’re getting where we want to be, defensively,” Jensen said. “Our goal is to get to the state tournament, and I think we will, but I’d like to see more offensive consistency.”
Senior Katelin Robirts and freshman Allison Law and each put nine points in the net during Tuesday’s game, while Shreeve had eight and Arizana contributed three.
Seniors McKayla Packwood, Karly Gifford, Katelin Robirts, and Emma Jordan were honored during a pre-game Senior Night ceremony Tuesday night.
The girls will take on Caldwell at home Jan. 23, and will travel to Mountain Home Jan. 25.