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Lady Redskin Liz Cross Shoots her trademark jumper against Savannah Country Day on Saturday night. - photo by Photo by Shannon Jarrell
As the 2006-2007 basketball season nears its close, the prior determination of the Lady Redskins seems to be fizzling out. The frustration is seen on the players’ faces and in their actions, such as the technical foul call on Liz Cross Saturday night. With two tough losses this weekend, the BCHS girls saw defeat by Calvary Baptist 57-31 and by Savannah Country Day 60-30, but there were moments when the girls put all of this aside and fought like champions.
If Calvary Baptist is number one in Region 3-A, the Lady Redskins didn’t act like they were aware of it. In the opening quarter of Friday night’s road game, the BCHS girls challenged the Lady Cavs on every inch of the court.
At many times, the Lady Cavs didn’t seem to have a clue they were number one either. The Lady Redskins’ intensity gave them the lead at the end of the first quarter 9-7.
The Lady Redskins performed well in the first quarter handling the full-court press, seemed more poised, and were better at looking for the open passes. Trouble came when the Lady Cavs switched to a man-to-man press.
In the second quarter the Lady ‘Skins took a beating from turnovers. Calvary took advantage of a few steals, using a tough full-court press to force Bryan turnovers. By the third quarter Liz Cross was on the bench with 4 fouls and was forced to return in the fourth quarter when her 6 rebounds kept the Lady ‘Skins competitive throughout the remainder of the game, which went to Calvary Baptist 57-31.
Scoring – Amber Smith 12, Liz Cross 6, Tara Miles 4, Alexis Buster 3, Brittany Slater 2, Monteza Bishop 2, and Shagavia Roberson 2.
On Saturday night the Savannah Country Day Lady Hornets came to Bryan County ready to play. Twenty-eight Lady Redskin turnovers gave the Hornets plenty of opportunities to score.
With a 17-3 lead, the Lady Hornets changed to a man-to-man press in the second quarter, putting even more pressure on the Lady Redskin offense. Just like Friday night, the BCHS girls fell apart against the man-to-man press. The intense play of the Lady Hornets proved too much in the end for Coach Butler’s young team with the win going to Savannah County Day 60-30.
Scoring – Liz Cross 15, Amber Smith 13, and Mitzi Cross 2.
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