Fast start propels Lady Cards past Braves


Alex Green

Junior Alyssa Andreis drives the lane against Terre Haute South.

Alex Green, Sports Reporter

The girls basketball team defeated Terre Haute South last Saturday, Jan 17.  The team won with a score of 55-45.  This brings their record to 7-8.  The assistant coach Mr. Greg Burton says that the girls did really well Saturday, but they still have a lot to be improved.

“We made a focus and an extra effort to push the tempo and play faster this week in practice,” Burton said.  “I really liked that.  We still need to get better defensively, but I think pieces were there.  Terre Haute South had a really good guard, and I thought we slowed her down and did a good job on her, so parts are there. But, as a whole, we still need to get there on defense.  We can always do better on offense (too).  We need to do a little better scoring inside.  Our guards do a lot of our scoring, but we’re getting there.  (Also), our ball movement could get better, but we are heading in the right direction.”

According to Burton, junior Alyssa Andreis played really well and has been really coming around lately.  Andreis believes that the girls teamwork won them the game Saturday.

“We worked well in our new transition that we just added that week and we worked well as a team,” Andreis said.  “Everyone that came into the game contributed to our win.”

The girls next game is scheduled for Friday, Jan 23. The girls play their rival, Perry Meridian, at 6 p.m.