Lady Rams Defeat Lions

The Lady Rams faced the Salem Lions and won 53-33


Taylor Morgan

Senior Jackie Crews shoots a free throw at a basketball game against Southridge.

The Lady Rams traveled to Salem to face the Lions on Thursday, December 1 and won their third game of the season in a varsity only match-up with a score of 53-33.

“The biggest challenge for us last night was our defense. The first half we didn’t play very good defense and gave up 19 points. The second half we came out with intensity and we’re determined to be better. They only scored 14 the second half,” said senior Jackie Crews.

The Lady Rams were led by Crews with 22 points, senior Amelia Hess adding 12 points, and junior Carley Higgins tipping in 6 points.

“I think that we struggled the most with closing out on shooters which allowed Salem to get three point shots off easily,” said Hess.

Higgins gives us insight on the transition between the beginning and end of the game.

“It was sort of a rough start at the beginning of the game, we weren’t playing very aggressive defense and gave up a lot of points we shouldn’t have. After halftime, we started getting after it a lot more which paid off. I think for the next couple of games leading up to our Toby Yoho tournament we just need to continue to keep being aggressive,” said Higgins.

Crews describes their strengths throughout the game.

Our strengths last night was ball movement. There were a lot of assists and a lot of people who scored,” said Crews.

Hess also saw places where her team did well and can improve.

“We definitely moved the ball well which created more opportunities for us all around. I think that we will continue to work on our man-to-man defense so that we don’t have to rely on our zone defenses in games to come,” said Hess.

Crews also wants the team to work on being more focused to be more successful in the next game.

“For our next game, I think we need to work on being focused and ready to go from the tip. It’s important that we know the plays and communicate because of how valuable each possession is,” said Crews.

The Lady Rams will face Henryville on Saturday, December 3 starting at noon.