This past Monday evening the girls team from Saline beat Simsboro 49-47. The victory was ever so sweet as it was one of the few the Lady Bobcats had enjoyed entering in. What made it even better was how it came about and the effect it had moving forward.
There isn’t a basketball player who hasn’t pretended many times over that their team is behind with just enough time for one final, do or die shot. Always, with nerves of steel, you calmly launch the game winner. It hardly ever acts out like that in real life. The tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife. You can’t hear yourself think as the fans for both teams are screaming at the top of their lungs. Your hands are sweaty and a lump starts to rise in your throat. Most players pray that the ball doesn’t come to them. A special few look for the ball. Georgia Robinson is one of those.
With the Lady Bobcats trailing by a point and the final seconds of the game winding down, the dynamic guard posted up just outside the three point line, took a pass from her teammate and cool as a cucumber drained a three pointer to make the dream a fantastic reality. Saline rode the momentum of the game winning shot to two more victories in the week which equaled their win total from the prior 15 games of the season. Saline now looks to the next portion of the season with tons of momentum.
Quitman: Head coach Kyle Leach has orchestrated the best girl’s record among the five teams covered by the Jackson Parish Journal. The Lady Wolverines enter the break with a fine 14-7 record. What is even more impressive is who they have beaten along the way. Against teams from Class AA or higher, Quitman is 3-0. There is also a victory over long time playoff nemesis and Class B power Elizabeth. There is also considerable momentum for the start back up as Quitman has won 9 of their last 10. This is another team that is eager for the games of 2022 to begin.
Weston: Every team develops an identity. Weston is still searching for theirs as one night they can’t miss and another they couldn’t hit the water if they fell out of the boat. For the most part thought the Lady Wolves have been a shooting dynamo that has led to a 10-8 start. One in particular is Lainee Trosclair, who went from being a reserve role player last year to the top 3-point shot specialist in the area. Weston has scored under 40 points only twice this year while eclipsing 60 or more points 10 times. With a roster full of players who can each go off at any time the Lady Wolves can be a dangerous team.
JHHS: It has been a very disappointing season to date for the Lady Tigers. What is worse is at this point the team doesn’t even have a coach. When Kiyyah Deloney was shockingly replaced it was done so before anyone was in place to take over. It thought that someone internally would take over right away. It didn’t turn out that way. As result currently JHHS is a rudderless ship who has been forced to cancel their last three games. It is a shame as the Lady Tigers have one of the best players in the area in Xabrianna Jackson. Hopefully over the holidays the situation will become more stable.
Dodson: Twenty times this year Dodson has taking the court searching for that elusive first win of the year. Twenty times they have failed. Most of the losses haven’t even been close. To their credit the girls are still playing hard and giving it their best. Here’s hoping that the turn of the calendar will bring about a turn in fortune.
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