The Washington Demon girl’s basketball team finished 8-2 in the first half of their season and shot 33.8 percent from the field and 54.2 percent from the free throw line.

But the break couldn’t have come at a worse time for the red hot Demon shooting, as in the last four games they averaged 50.2 points per game, and were shooting just under 40 percent.

Washington starts their second half with 5-3 Mt. Pleasant, at Mt. Pleasant, which will mean when Washington starts their second time around in the conference on January 15 they will only travel once.

Demon head girls basketball coach Phil Long said after this break, practice won’t be as long as it was.

“We try to incorporate a lot of different drills and stuff like that to keep it fresh, so we’re not doing the same old stuff we’ve been doing prior to Christmas. We have a list of 20-30 drills that we use throughout the season, and we do so many pre-Christmas, and then some during Christmas break, and once you get past Christmas you no longer need 2-hour practices, you probably have them down to an hour and a half, and that’s plenty of time to get things done,” Long said.

Washington has the rest of this week off and next week until Friday.