ERIE — It hasn't been an easy season for the Erie girls basketball team in that the Tigers have had their share of success, but they haven't had it consistently.

Since December, the Tigers have typically followed each win with a loss and vice versa. They'll win two in a row only to turn around and drop the next two. Coming off a win against Skyline, the Tigers dropped back below the .500 mark with a 55-31 loss to Windsor on Monday night.

Despite the win-loss roller coaster over the first half of the season, Tigers head coach Bill Giampetro thinks his team still has the time and ability to get on a more consistent track.

Erie’s Adlee Schenbeck, right, drives to the hoop against Windsor’s Chaynee Kingsbury during Monday’s game at Erie High School. More
Erie's Adlee Schenbeck, right, drives to the hoop against Windsor's Chaynee Kingsbury during Monday's game at Erie High School. More photos: BoCoPreps.com (Jonathan Castner / Daily Camera)

"I'll tell you what, we've definitely been up and down, but we have great girls that are working hard every day," Giampetro said. "What I like is that we're getting better. We came into a game against Windsor, who is 11-1 and I personally think should be ranked in the top 10, and we played with them. It's just a matter of being consistent right now and being confident."

Against the Wizards (11-1, 4-0 Tri-Valley), the Tigers didn't fall completely out of reach until the fourth quarter. They trailed 24-16 at halftime but the Wizards won the fourth quarter 19-6 to finish out the game.

Though they frequently got good looks in transition and hung within 10 points of the Wizards for most of the game, the Tigers' (6-7, 1-3 Tri-Valley) Chances diminished with each shot they missed in their half-court offense. One of the few teams playing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Tigers simply didn't have the shooting stroke when it came time to take the court.

"I loved our intensity and how we came to play tonight," Giampetro said. "With school being out, you never know how the girls are going to respond or how their day went. We just didn't get it done with a lot of the easy shots we had. We missed shots we typically make, and from the free-throw line, we didn't hit."

Sophomore guard Autymn Purcell led the Tigers with 10 points and was 5-for-5 shooting from the field. As a team, however, the Tigers made just two of their 17 free throw attempts.

The Tigers will look to get back to .500 when they travel to Broomfield to take on Holy Family (8-3, 4-0) on Tuesday. The Tigers' next five games will be away games.

Erie’s McKayley Green, right, tries for a layup while Windsor’s Darla Peck defends Monday.
Erie's McKayley Green, right, tries for a layup while Windsor's Darla Peck defends Monday. (Jonathan Castner / Daily Camera)

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Windsor 55, Erie 31

At Erie H.S.

WINDSOR (11-1, 4-0)

Kingsbury 1 3-4 5, Porth 0 0-0 0, Koza 0 0-0 0, Oliver 0 0-1 0, Hoffman 2 2-4 6, Greene 0 0-0 0, Ward 5 7-10 17, Denzel 2 2-2 6, Moran 7 1-2 15, Gustafson 0 0-0 0, Pitner 1 0-0 2, Vergara 2 0-0 4, Kramer 0 0-0 0, Peck 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 15-23 55.

ERIE (6-7, 1-3)

Au. Purcell 5 0-4 10, Hounder 1 0-0 2, Patterson 1 0-0 2, Am. Purcell 1 1-2 3, Phillips 0 0-3 0, Berringer 1 0-2 3, Green 4 0-4 8, Turner 1 1-2 3, Schenbeck 0 0-0 0, Giampetro 0 0-0 0, Kia 0 0-0 0, Spielman 0 0-0 0, Humble 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 2-17 31.

Score by quarters:

Windsor 9 15 12 19 — 55 
Erie 6 10 9 6 — 31

3-point field goals — Erie (1): Berringer. Total fouls — Windsor 16, Erie 17.