On the Cowgirls’ side of last week’s North Lake basketball tournament, the girls had a very successful weekend, scoring 43-19 over Mitchell/Spray and 24-19 over Bonanza’s team.
The girls faced the team from Mitchell/Spray on Friday, Dec. 13 and Bonanza on Saturday, Dec. 14.
“The girls started off slow,” said North Lake Coach Tracey Fivecoat of their first game, “but picked the pace of the game up in the second quarter.” She noted that everyone on the team saw playing time and all contributed to the final score.
The evening game saw the return of seniors Kelli Brown and Noelle Fine for the first time this season, who didn’t have enough prior practices to play in the first game.
“Kendra Murphy and Karrah Davidson turned in an impressive game,” said Fivecoat. “Both were in double figures and Kendra continues to dominate the boards, with 19 rebounds.”
Fivecoat called the game against Bonanza a defensive battle for both teams. “It was a low scoring game due to pressure defense in the low post play. We made them shoot from the outside and not enter into the block area,” she said.
The coach thought Murphy and Davidson communicated well during the game, picking up any cutters coming through the key. “Our guards on the outside also pressured any outside shooters. We forced them to take shots that they were out of position for and scrambled for any loose balls,” she said.
So far, according to Fivecoat, the team is hustling, moving the ball on offense and passing to open players.
The starters have strong backups on the bench, which means the team doesn’t lose anything when substitutions must be made.