The Nevada 8th grade girls basketball fell short to South Hamilton on Monday, November 19. The final score of the game was Nevada-7 South Hamilton-16. The Cubs faced a difficult challenge of not having three of their top players.
“I was very happy with our defensive performance for only giving up 16 points the entire game, and the girls’ understanding of how to defend a ball screen,” said Coach Cary Thompson.
With the lack of starters due to injury and family commitments, the Cubs struggled offensively to get their chemistry going. However they started jelling in the fourth quarter to have their most offensively productive quarter.
Coach Thompson said, “Because we were missing several girls, our girls had to play positions that they weren’t normally accustomed to playing. I really respected how the girls welcomed the opportunity to help the team by playing different roles.”
The leading scorers from the game were Avery Hinson, Sonya Pritchard, Natalie Barber each scoring two points and Paige Handsaker who contributed a free throw.
The Cubs’ season record is 1-2
The Cubs 8th grade girls B team managed to walk away with a win against South Hamilton on Monday, November 19. The final score was Cubs-11 South Hamilton-4. The B team were only able to play a half.
“Our defense was outstanding with only giving up four points,” said Coach Cary Thompson.
The B team leading scorers were Natalie Barber scoring five, Paige Handsaker scoring four, and Avery Hinson scoring two. Their season record is 2-1
The next game for both teams will be Thursday, November 29 at Roland-Story.
Article contributed by Luis Lopez.