On Jan. 8, all four basketball teams played at home against the Sun Valley Spartans. The JV girls home opener was really exciting for them, since it was the first home game they played. Their game went down to the wire with the Anson JV girls cutting a eight-point lead to two; however, they lost the game against the Spartans by a score of 39-37. Chrystal Cox led the way by scoring 13 points.
The JV girls also played on Friday against the Parkwood Rebels. That game went into OT and the JV Lady Cats pulled the win off with a score of 44-42, with Chrystal Cox leading the way with scoring 23 points. They never gave up.
The Varsity girls were coming off of a 55-31 win on Tuesday against the Sun Valley Spartans, with Zahria Alderson leading the way while scoring 13 points. However, we knew that going into Fridays game against Parkwood was gonna be a game that would be decided upon by executing good play from all positions.
The Lady Cats continue to miss their starting forward (Jaida Robinson) and knew that the post players had to produce on offense but more so on defense. Overall, this did not happen. Parkwood’s post player #32 (E. Tsitouris) scored a total of 28 points and pulled down 20 rebounds. The Lady Cats were poor at transitioning to get back on defense and offense which appeared to be in slow motion. Coach Covington stated that it seemed as if she forgot to put a post player into the game; that it seemed that no matter who it was that played down low, were invisible to (Tsitouris). She just had her way whether she was matched up or if the Lady Cats tried to double down. Eventually, Malika Sturdivant would slow her down some. Coach went on to state that it becomes frustrating when the coaches know that the things that are practiced during the week goes really well in practice, but is completely forgotten during any given game.
Parkwood went on to win on Friday by a score of 68 to 42. Jasmine Rivers led in scoring for the Lady Cats with 9 points. The Lady Cats will prepare to play at Weddington High School on Friday (all four teams). Coach Covington stated that the Lady Cats have to pick themselves up and play better basketball on Friday; better basketball starts with the play of great defense, then taking care of the ball. This is what has to happen to get the win on Friday.