Like most girls high school basketball teams that are young in age and short in experience, the players at Jonathan Law are experiencing one of those seasons of ups and downs. The Eagles took a two-game losing streak into its home contest with East Haven on Thursday and came up on the short end of a 45-33 score. \u201cDefensively, we were good tonight,\u201d said Law coach Dan Young. \u201cOffensively, we never got it going. We didn\u2019t have any rhythm. We came out and forced turnovers at the start of the game (East Haven had eight in the first quarter and 14 in the first half) and got into our transition offense. \u201cUnfortunately, we couldn\u2019t make layups and we missed way too many short shots.\u201d Still, Law, which saw its Southern Connecticut Conference record fall to 6-7, trailed by three after one quarter and 22-15, at the half. After that, East Haven\u2019s steady, ball-control offense led by quartet of guards (Tori Carlson, Brianna Wiel, Miranda Gladwin and Angela Ranciato), made the difference. The Yellow Jackets went on a 6-1 run and closed out the third quarter ahead, 32-21. \u201cI told my kids at halftime what we needed to do was cut down our turnovers, keep the edge on the boards (where East Haven finished with a wide 47-23 advantage) and we\u2019d put ourselves in a position to win this game,\u201d said East Haven coach Anthony Russell, whose team has now won five of six games in January after going through December with a 1-6 record.\u201d \u201cWe\u2019re making really good progress. We don\u2019t have much in height, but we have guards who can run our offense. That, in itself, is worth its weight in gold.\u201d East Haven scored its final eight points from the foul line, as the Easties made 9-of-13 in the last quarter. Law had cut the Easties\u2019 lead to eight, 37-29, on a basket by Erin Saley (10 points, five rebounds) with 1:58 to play. Sophomore guard Laura Dulin led the Eagles with 16 points. Combined, Saley and Dulin had 26 of their teams\u2019 33 points. \u201cObviously, we need to find more balance in our offense,\u201d Young said. \u201cWe would\u2019ve been nice to get a win tonight. It just wasn\u2019t meant to be.\u201d Law, which made only 12-of-42 shots from the field, opened the season with a pair of wins before losing three of its next four. Another three-game win streak (victories over Foran, Guilford and Hillhouse) brought the teams\u2019 record to 6-3. East Haven, which made 14-of-44 attempts from the field, was led in scoring by Jenna Gaudioso with 10 points and Jessica Benevento added nine. Gaudioso also had 12 rebounds. The Easties committed 24 turnovers to 21 for Law. \u201cWe\u2019re a young team and we\u2019re still trying to find our identity,\u201d said Young. \u201cWe do need to find it soon.\u201d Law dropped a 65-59 road decision to Cheshire High on Friday. Saley scored 17 points, Dulin 15, Jessica Centore 12, Lianne Maynard seven and Jenna Bernard six against the Rams (9-5). Law will visit Foran at 6 p.m. on Saturday and host North Haven on Monday at 7.