The New Manchester girls basketball team wrapped up the 2014 part of the basketball season Monday evening with a 58-29 loss to Harrison High School.

“They were pretty good and had a couple of shooters,” said NMHS coach Vincent Parks. “They play man-to-man and pressure defense and we did not show up at all. We came out flat and turned the ball over.”

Harrison jumped out to a 16-3 first quarter lead. They led 21-8 at the half and 53-17 at the end of the third quarter.

Deesha Brefford led the Lady Jags with nine points. Jalysia Glover followed with eight and Hibbard added seven.

“We had 29 points and 25 turnovers,” Parks said. “We keep doing stuff that constantly haunts us. I told the bigs we need more production and I told the guards we need to be smarter.”

The Lady Jaguars went 1-2 in the Christmas tourney.

“Overall it was a good tournament and we worked well in the first two games,” Long said. “I was not happy with the third game, we just came in looking at the break.”

New Manchester is currently 4-2 in the region as the first half of the year comes to an end.

“The girls are starting to see they can complete. If we play like we are supposed to, then we can finish strong. We continue to grow and improve on ball handling and other things that are haunting us.”

The Lady Jags will be back in action on Jan. 3 when they travel to Pebblebrook for a 4 p.m. game.

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