On Thursday, November 15, the 8th grade Nevada girls basketball team played its home opener against the Rams of Greene County. The Cubs swept the Rams on the night with a 23-11 final score in the A game and a score of 13-4 in the B game half.
The A game started out rough for the Cubs, going down 6-0. Coach Cary Thompson called two key timeouts that lifted the Cubs.
“The girls made some good adjustments and discovered how to rotate properly,” said Coach Thompson.
Those timeouts helped the Cubs hold the Rams to only five more points for the rest of the game. The Cubs offense gave some really good looks against the Rams.
The Cubs’ top scorer for the game, Natalie Barber, had seven points on the night. Also some key scorers were players Bridget Cahill with six points, Avery Hinson and Lily Goos with four points, and Emma DePenning with two points. Paige Handsaker made some really key decisions and played solid defense.
Coach Thompson also said, “The girls worked the ball around the basket very well.”
The B game half portion of the night also went very well for the Cubs. In the first three minutes, the Cubs held a shutout, and they finished the game 13-4. Their record is also 1-1.
Some key scorers to the Cubs’ success included Bridget Cahill with five points and Emma DePenning and Avery Hinson with four points. Also players Chloe Purser and Sonya Pritchard had some great defensive positioning for the Cubs.
The Cubs will next take on the South Hamilton Hawks on the 19th at home.
Article contributed by Grant Higgins