Buckeye girls basketball chose an inopportune time to play one of its worst games of the year. The sixth-seeded Lady Hawks struggled early and couldn’t keep the foot on the gas late Feb. 14 during the first round of the 4A state playoffs, losing to No. 11 Glendale Cactus 55-48.
“That, by far, wasn’t their best,” Buckeye coach Regina Early said. “I wasn’t expecting just for us not to come out and play, especially because it was state. [Before the game] everything was great, then we get out on the floor and it was like we forgot how to play basketball. We didn’t have people guarding, we were falling, turning the ball away.”