On Tuesday December 14 the Lady Rams defeated the Clarksville Generals 68-14. Coach Donavan Crews felt really good about the game.
“This was a game we thought we could jump on them early and take control of the game with our defensive pressure. The girls did a nice job of coming in focused and ready to go,” said Crews. “It’s easy to come into a game like this overconfident and not focused but that was not the case tonight. Our press really got us going in the first quarter. We caused a lot of turnovers, and we were able to score on the back end. Our half-court defense was pretty good all night. We had a game plan in place and the girls executed nicely.”
The three leading scorers were junior Jackie Crews with 17 points, senior Kacey McBride with 12 points, and senior Gracie Walls with 11 points.
“I thought our guards really caused them a lot of trouble all night long. Our bigs ran the floor well in our fast breaks and that’s nice to see. We also had a pretty good shooting night from the floor and from the free throw line. From the free throw line we were 83% which is nice to see.
With the team so far ahead, crews felt fortunate that his team was in a position to allow younger players a chance to get in the game.
“We were able to play a lot of kids and almost everyone scored. It was good to get some of those younger kids able in the game to get a little varsity time. That will help down the road. Now we need to move on and get ready for Barr-Reeve and hopefully add to our winning streak going into the Toby Yoho tournament,” said Crews.
This afternoon the Lady Rams will take on Barr-Reeve Vikings this afternoon at 1 p.m. Paoli is 6-5 on the season and the Vikings are 4-6.
Story by Jeremiah Hutcheson
Photos by TyLynn Taylor