Abby Fogg calls a timeout with just over five minutes to play in the third quarter. Navarre has just seen its lead over Milton trimmed to 26-22 and Fogg wants to make sure her team doesn’t let another opportunity slip away.
It’s already been a tough week for the Raiders. Navarre came into this showdown having lost its last three games. The streak had to end here.
Fogg didn’t recall everything she said in that critical timeout, but she reminded her team of what it talked about in practice the day before.
“This is where we have to clean things up, play hard on defense and if there are 50-50 balls, we have to hustle more and have more heart,” Fogg said. “We made some adjustments on offense and just wanted it more.”
No one can deny just how badly the Raiders wanted this win over the Panthers and they came out of the timeout clicking on all cylinders. Tenacious defense provided the spark.
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