Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Braves beat Blackford 66 – 31


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Blackford High School vs Maconaquah High School
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1 12   21
2 11   24
3 6   14
4 2   7

It’s been 332 days and 14 games since our last home game victory or victory period during season play. The girls came out ready to play at an extremely high level and it showed jumping up early to a 12-1 lead before the first timeout. Every quarter defensively was better than the previous one. Offensively the Lady Braves really went to work in the 2nd quarter scoring 24 points alone. Considering our offensive average last year was 28.8 and our defensive average was 56.4. As of now we are averaging 54.5 points per game and 41 points defensively. I say this as a testament to what strides these girls have been able to make together under great leadership from the upper-classmen and my coaching staff along with the hard work and time they have spent to develop their game. I hope they can get these numbers even further apart as the season continues. We still had too many fouls, gave them ample opportunities from the free throw line, and coughed up several unforced turnovers. We will continue to work and hope to see these things diminish each game we participate in. These girls are a special group and can’t wait to see what they achieve. The team was led in scoring by two freshman tonight in Lilly Maple with 25 points and Alex Merritt with 13 points, who was also our Miller’s Mowing Service Impact Player of the Game. Monica Moore led the team in rebounds with 9 and Atlanta Huckelby led the team in assists with 3 from the post position, while Monica and Lilly tied for the most steals on the night considering neither played over 16 minutes this game. McKenna Wilson kept the charge streak alive with one tonight. It was great to see so many girls gain experience at the varsity level tonight and maintain a win. We have team full of hustlers. We would also like to especially thank Converse Pizza King for supplying our hospitality room tonight, Dutch Cafe for sponsoring our 3 pointers, Chris Ousley All State Agency for sponsoring our free throws, and Tina Burns House of Hair for being our Game Day Sponsor. We would also like to take this time to acknowledge our Student Athlete of the game in Aubrey Stoll, which was sponsored by A&A Graphics. Keep striving for excellence in school and on the court. Thank you sponsors and fans for your continued support as we look forward to our first conference opponent and next game in the Manchester Squires at home with a 6:15 JV start time.