Lady Farmers to square off against dragons

Girls’ basketball team looks to win first district game


Desiree Stuckey

Senior Amani Alston (40) reaches for the ball after junior McKenzie Bowie (24) passes it.

After losing the first two games of district play, the Lady Farmers basketball team [6-9 overall, 0-2 in district] will look to cut the negative streak at Southlake Carroll against the Lady Dragons [4-7 overall, 0-2 in district] on Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.

The girls played Euless Trinity [15-0 overall, 2-0 in district] on Tuesday and lost 35-55. Sophomore guard Nala Hemingway was the top scorer with 15 points. Senior forward Amani Alston also scored six points, and senior guard Sarah Reed put up five points.

The girls learned that staying concentrated and maintaining pace throughout the game is key.

“We can’t take a break in any quarter especially if we’re playing against a good team [like Euless Trinity],” Reed said. “That’s kind of why we got down so much because we took a break when we shouldn’t have.”

Though the result wasn’t what they wanted, the girls managed to grab some positives out of the last game.

“Surprisingly we did a really good job defending wise, and we managed to stop Euless Trinity’s key player throughout the first three quarters of the game which is good,” head coach Sally Allsbrook said.

The girls don’t have much time to get ready for the next game. Keeping their calm and composure throughout the game is what some players want to improve on.

“My attitude let my team down because I got in foul trouble and also because I felt like I gave up,” junior guard Kennadi Lankford said.

The girls will look to improve their defense before the game and hope to get the first district win of the season. Southlake Carroll’s previous game finished 51-31 in favor of Marcus [9-7 overall, 1-1 in district].

“We’ve been working on our defense, our plays and practicing harder so we can win,” junior guard McKenzie Bowie said. “I think [Southlake is] going to try and over look us and we’re going to take advantage of it and win.”