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Bethlehem struggles in season opener

"We had our open shots, we had our open looks," said Bixby. "Unfortunately, they just didn't fall in for us."

Oskam and McKee each scored eight points to lead Bethlehem. McKee was the Lady Eagles' best shooter from the field as she hit half of her team's six field goals in the game, while Oskam did most of her damage at the free throw line by making six of her seven foul shots.

Bixby said he's hopeful that other players will step up at the offensive end including guard Brittany Murphy and forward Tracey Koch.

"I think that what you're going to find with this team is different girls shining at different times," said Bixby. "This group has a lot of heart and a real desire to get better at the game of basketball. That's what I saw the first day of practice."

The Lady Eagles were hoping to improve on their Albany performance Tuesday when they opened their Suburban Council schedule with a South Division game at Averill Park.

"Things come in cycles, and we're in the start of a new cycle. And that is what's exciting to me about this team," said Bixby. "This team is going to get better with every game.""

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