Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. That was the assessment of his teams play in their season opener by Lady Cats Basketball Coach Jeff Chapman. He added his team sometimes has trouble with respecting all and fearing none. Coach Chapman said sometimes his team thinks the other team is just going to lay down and let the Lady Cats have the victory. He said Emory Rains played lights out in the first half at home.
After the Lady Cats opened the game with a 17-0 run, Rains hustled their way into a 27-26 halftime lead. Coach Chapman said the game changed in the second half. He said the Lady Cats made defensive stops, made shots and got some breaks. Coach Chapman said Rains’ emotions cooled down some in the second half. The Lady Cats outscored Rains 47-19 in the last two quarters. Included was a 15-0 run in the third quarter. Coach Chapman said he has five new varsity players. Returning point guard Sadavia Porter, who scored 27 points, also had three three-point baskets.
Coach Chapman credited Porter with working to improve her three point shot. He said several of his players, led by Kaylee Jefferson, were staying after practice to work on their games. Imani Taylor is expected to join the team soon. Coach Chapman said Taylor is working on her conditioning and he added she will provide needed depth to the varsity.