Eagles split two games

By: Matt Long
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Swan Wainwright is still trying to figure out his team. The Vista del Lago varsity girls play well at times, see Friday’s 71-55 win over Folsom, but at other times, see Wednesday’s 56-36 loss to El Dorado in the Sierra Valley Conference opener, the team didn’t play so well. “I always wonder which team will show up,” Wainwright said. “We had spurts of greatness defensively against El Dorado despite giving up 24 points to Sarah Mackey, but offensively we didn’t get it done. At one point we scored 10 points in a minute, which shows you what we have.” Now Wainwright doesn’t expect his team to score 10 points every minute all the time, he would like some consistency. He said he’s pleased with the consistent performance from Christina Guidry and he said Kendall Moore’s coming on, but he said he’s got high expectations for other players and he’s still trying to get them in the flow. Moore led the team with 16 points, while Becca Stephens scored 10 points, all in the first half, and Amara Wainwright finished with nine. Wainwright was disappointed with the loss, as he is with most losses, because he feels his team could have and in most cases, should have won the game. “El Dorado is definitely beatable, but we’ve got to play four quarters,” Wainwright said. Vista ended the week with a satisfying 71-55 win over Folsom, the third time this season that they’ve beaten the Lady Bulldogs. “Defensively, we did a good job and offensively, we executed a lot better while running a new zone offense,” Wainwright said. Wainwright scored 19 points to lead the team, while Moore chipped in 14 and Guidry scored 10. Stephens and Brittany Stegall both finished with eight points. Vista plays three games this week. On Tuesday the team played Placer, while tonight they play host to Cosumnes Oaks and on Friday the Eagles play host to Galt.