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December 06, 2012
By Bob St. John

Sports Editor

Omar Ahart drew a tough assignment when making his head coaching debut for University Liggett’s girls’ basketball team, hosting Class B state champion Goodrich.

“These games get our girls ready for state playoffs,” Ahart said. “It’s a tough opponent to start the season, but it’s OK with us. I can’t wait to see our girls improve as basketball players and as a team.”


The Knights lost 51-42 as a second-half scoring drought played a key role in the defeat.

Goodrich opened an 18-11 lead in the opening quarter and it was 34-26 at the half. The Knights cut the deficit to six points, 44-38, by outscoring Goodrich 12-10 in the third quarter.

However, the offense only mustered four fourth-quarter points as the Knights went down to defeat in Ahart’s debut.

“The girls need time to get used to my system and I have all the confidence in the world in our girls,” Ahart said. “We will get better.”

Sophomore Jessica Rotzoll led the Knights with 13 points, followed by senior Haleigh Ristovski with 11, freshman Kendall McConico with seven, sophomore Lola Ristovski with six, senior Arianna Castillo with three and junior Lea Evangelista with two.

Liggett is 0-1 overall.


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