Lady Cats fall to Early County in scrimmage
Published 2:24 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2016
By John Simpson
The Bainbridge Lady Bearcats basketball team scrimmaged at Early County High School on Thursday, Nov. 17. The Lady Bearcats did not walk away victorious, however there were some positives to take away from the game according to Coach Kelvin Cochran.
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Although it was only a scrimmage, the girls played hard according to Cochran. Each player saw time on the floor in an attempt to give the inexperienced team a little bit of experience.
“I treated it like a practice session.” Said Coach Cochran about his rotation.
In a year where Bainbridge has no seniors, experience will be the key in later in the season. This scrimmage was exactly what the Lady Bearcats needed to know they were going in the right direction.
The score was tied at 41 with three minutes left in the fourth quarter, and the Lady Bearcats just couldn’t finish. However that does not tell the full story. So it goes with mass substitutions the first team would be replaced by the second team as a group. The impressive feat is that the first team was able to compete throughout the game when the second team would give Early County hope. If it weren’t for a handful of key turnovers, this game could have turned out quite differently.
Coach Cochran was also pleased with the defense. With his only frame of reference being practices against young girls, he was curious to see how they would defend in a game setting. He was also pleased to see his team boxing out and hustling for rebounds.
Nadia Marshall led the Lady Bearcats in scoring with 19 points, followed by Tytianna Roseborough who contributed 7 points. Five other Lady Bearcats scored which is a promising sign.
Coach Cochran feels good about his team going forward as long as they stay healthy and can manage to stay out of foul trouble. They opened the season on Tuesday with a home game against Monroe.