Signs of improvement could continue to be seen from the Carson High girls basketball team despite a 48-40 loss at McQueen on Friday.
"It was close all the way," Carson assistant coach Ron Tamori said. "We were in it all the way. We just didn't make a few shots when we needed to."
"We felt like we improved quite a bit on the things we've been working on. We're pleased. We're making progress."
McQueen used a huge advantage from the foul line and a size advantage to pull out the win. The Lancers were 22-of-43 from the line while Carson was 11-for-18.
Catherine Brekken, Rosella Nunez and Christy Works all scored six points for Carson. Also for the Senators, Sinead McSweeney, Kaitlin Burroughs and Hannah Works each had four points, Anna Macquarie and Megan Kilty each had three points and Abby Rankl and Sarah Evans added two points as 10 players scored for Carson.
Carson continued to play without post player Nicole Scott. Tamori said there's no timetable for Scott to make her debut. "They just had a bigger lineup," said Tamori about McQueen.
The Senators will open play on Monday against Gardena, Calif., in a tournament in San Diego.