Lady Cats play quick, fight hard for win against Seminole County
Published 10:44 pm Friday, January 3, 2014
The Lady Cats exploded onto the court and were able to out-play the Seminole County Lady Indians for the entire game, pulling off an exciting 68-46 win to start the New Year.
The Lady Cats fought aggressively and moved the ball to the basket on almost every drive.
“We made shots tonight early,” Lady Cats coach Kelvin Cochran said. “It takes a lot of pressure off of them. Normally, we struggle early and have to come back the next half. It’s a whole lot easier when you’re scoring.”
Tameria Levens led the team with 18 points. She put four three-pointers through the net during the game, two of which were in the first quarter.
Behind her were Patra Parris with 12 points and Alex Carter with 11 points.
The Lady Cats set the pace of the game early, and the Lady Indians simply weren’t able to keep up. Banking off of crucial turnovers and rebounds, the Lady Cats outperformed Seminole County.
By the end of the third quarter, the Lady Cats were up 52-30. They kept their momentum going strong until the final game buzzer.
“We want to play fast,” Cochran said. “We’re athletic, but sometimes you’ve got to play first. I tell them what you do in the drills during practice you have to bring to the game.”
Cochran went on to say he thought he was seeing more of a fast-paced performance from his players, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
“They came out playing good and hard,” Cochran said, “playing how we coached them to do. They moved the ball, shared the ball. We didn’t have anybody trying to everything by themselves.”
Getting ready for Saturday night’s game against Miller County, Cochran said he wants to try and limit turnovers.
“We’re still having some turnover issues,” he said. “I still want to play faster, too.”
Tip off against Miller County is at 6 p.m. at the Bainbridge gymnasium.