The Lions girls’ baskeball team played their season opener against the Courtland Cougars on Nov. 27. The two battled for the lead early, with Louisa holding a narrow 7-6 advantage after the opening quarter. The Cougars offense, led by three-point baskets from Zoye Williams and Dez Johnson, overtook Louisa in the second period, holding a 14-13 lead at halftime.
The Lions added 11 points in the third quarter to pull ahead 24-22, but a 18-11 fourth quarter in favor of the Cougars gave the home team the win, 40-35.
“I felt we were getting a lot of good looks and open shots, [but] they just wouldn’t fall for us,” Lions’ head coach Nick Schreck said. “The one thing we need to do better when our shots aren’t falling is to be more aggressive and attack the basket to get to the free throw line.”
Junior Alexis Miller led the Lions’ scoring with 13 points. Sophomore Lydia Wilson added seven and sophomore Taylor Fifer had five.
Lions vs. Patrick Henry
Two days later, on Nov. 30, the Lions hosted their first home game of the season, facing the Patrick Henry Patriots in The Den. With several players missing due to injuries, the Lions faced an uphill battle, falling 58-34
Fifer led the Lions offense in the first period, putting up eight of the team’s 11 points. The Patriots managed to stay just ahead of them, led by seven points from Logan Nuckols, leading 14-11 after the first quarter.
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Dec. 6, 2018 issue.
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