The 2018-19 Varsity Girls basketball season opened with a defensive juggernaut against Class A Canton High School Monday night in the Butler gymnasium. The Lady Eagles led at half-time, 17-15, but couldn’t hold on for the win in the closely fought game. The Chiefs started pressing in the fourth quarter and the shots didn’t go in for the Eagles. Canton took the lead with about 2:24 left in the game.
Junior guard Isabel Mossel led the Eagles with 9 points. Sarah Fernandes and Ariela Boboc had 3 points each, while Harlee Collins, Rachel Costello and Ella Godin chipped in two points each. Freshman Anna Fernandez debuted her varsity season with a nice three-pointer.
The Eagles travel to Oakland Christian on Thursday night to take on the Lancers.