Coach Craig Pippen’s Lady Lakers (8-12, 2-3 in District
play) got another significant road victory last Friday over the Lady Eagles of
hit nearly half of their field goals, shooting 22 of 50 from the field while
also hitting nine of 19 free throws.
The Lady Lakers played a great all-around game with 16 team
assists, 16 team steals and 26 team rebounds to go against only 10 turnovers.
“I think we came ready to play,” Pippen said. “We did some
nice things offensively such as finding the open player and making better
decisions with the ball.”
Pippen said the 10 turnovers his team had was the first time
this year RussellCounty
has had more assists than turnovers. “I am pleased with that stat,” he
did a nice job inside and LeeAnn Grider shot the ball well for us from the
perimeter,” Pippen said. “Michelle Copley and Kim Pierce are gaining confidence
as shooters and Blair Hoover is beginning to improve and taking full advantage
of the minutes she is receiving.”
He said LeeAnn Grider and Rachael Miller are sharing minutes
at the point guard spot.“Both are
extremely team-oriented so that has not been a problem at all,” he said.
The Lady Lakers were led in scoring by Franklin
with 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists. Grider also
scored double-digits with 11 points.
Both Michelle Copley and Lindsay Ramage had eight points
each and combined for six rebounds. Kim Pierce had four points and three
rebounds while Tyla Bailey had three points. Heather Burton also ended the game
with a field foal for two points.
“We were able to play a lot of different line-ups and get
our bench players some quality minutes,” Pippen said. “Defensively we still
need a lot of improvement on our man defense.”
He said his team will have several days to work on their defensive
intensity and help defense.
“Hopefully we can improve in this area as the season winds
down and we draw closer to the District Tournament,” he said.
The Lady Lakers have a tough game this Friday night at home
“They are a physical team and they shoot the ball well,” he
said. “We have our work cut out for us.”
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