Solid defense and balanced scoring lead to triumph for Woman Raiders – Americus Times-Recorder
AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Girl Raider Basketball Team (SAR) did what they typically carry out in their 52-26 GISA Region 3-AAA success over Brookwood (BKW) on Friday night, January 22. They utilized their protective pressure to develop their offense, however they were likewise able to get offensive production from numerous different gamers.
In spite of the large margin of success, SAR Head Coach Ty Kinslow has fantastic regard for the Lady Warriors, who are the defending GISA Class AAA State Champions.
” They’re a terrific team,” said Kinslow. “It was a close game all the method till halftime, however we did begin extending the lead a bit in the 2nd quarter with our defense. We challenged our girls that they (BKW) have an excellent team and we challenged our ladies that there are specific things we wished to do this evening. Our ladies did a great job with it. Well balanced scoring, great defense, as a coach, you can’t be any more excited about a team having a terrific team win. Everybody did their job and played their function. I’m really proud of them.”
Riley Mitchell led the Girl Raiders in scoring with 12 points and both Maddie Crisp and Haleigh Warren each scored 9 points. Morgan Weaver scored 8 points and Holly McCain scored 7 for SAR in the winning cause.
The Woman Raiders were able to jump out to a 12-7 lead in the very first quarter, however had to continue to navigate the Girl Warriors’ 1-3-1 full-court press throughout the rest of the first half. SAR was able to do that and at one point in the 2nd quarter, the Girl Raiders were able to take a 15-9 lead on a jump shot from Morgan Weaver.
For the remainder of the second quarter, SAR utilized its noise, aggressive defense to reduce the effects of the Lady Warriors’ scoring opportunities. As a result, SAR held BKW to just 6 points in the 2nd quarter, while the Woman Raiders increased their result in 25-13 by halftime.
The Woman Raiders continued to play strong, strong defense in the third quarter and went on a 7-0 run to extend their cause 32-13. BKW continued to press full-court, however SAR continued to break that press and had the ability to run its offense. During the closing minutes of the third quarter, Reese Roland was able to knock down a three-pointer to give SAR a 35-16 lead. Throughout this period of the video game, the Girl Raiders continued to apply their protective pressure and had the ability to score points off turnovers. As an outcome of its dominating performance in the second half, SAR went on to win 52-26.
With the win, the Girl Raiders enhance to 11-3 on the year and are now 3-0 in the GISA Area 3-AAA standings. With the loss, BKW falls to 5-11 general and is now 2-1 in the Region 3-AAA standings. Jordan Burns led the Girl Warriors with 7 points in the losing cause.
Up next for the Lady Raiders is a journey approximately Perry on Tuesday, January 26, to take on the Woman Hornets of Westfield. Pointer off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The next house video game for the Lady Raiders will be another crucial Region 3-AAA contest versus Valwood on Friday, January 29. Idea off for that game is set up for 6:30 p.m.