Watson Chapel's girls team weathered storms of inconsistency in a 47-38 win over Sheridan on Friday night. After the game, coach Leslie Henderson said there are still things to work on for the Lady Wildcats.
Watson Chapel’s girls team weathered storms of inconsistency in a 47-38 win over Sheridan on Friday night. After the game, coach Leslie Henderson said there are still things to work on for the Lady Wildcats.
“We still have things we need to work on,” Henderson said. “We have little flashes of really good, and then we kind of go into a little hole. But we’re coming together.”
Part of coming together came in the last minutes of the third quarter.
After a Sheridan 3-pointer cut the Watson Chapel lead to two, guard Leonicia Hart answered with a long range shot of her own. A few seconds later, full-court pressure forced a steal by Jazmyne Moore, who dished to Hart for a deep two-point shot, which she buried.
Henderson said that particular stretch was the key for seizing momentum.
“I think that was the difference as far as us pulling back ahead,” Henderson said. “They had the momentum. That’s going to happen in a game, but you’ve got to stop that momentum.”
From there, the Lady Jackets never got closer than five points for the rest of the game. Hart finished with 13 points to lead the Lady Wildcats.
Watson Chapel never trailed in the game, and had the lead after a layup by Kamera Bozeman 34 seconds into the game. The Lady Wildcats used a balanced scoring attack — seven different players scored in the first quarter — to take a 16-5 lead.
But from the second quarter and into the third, Watson Chapel struggled to score and never could put away the Lady Jackets.
Henderson said the reason for that offensive malaise was not because of ball movement.
“I thought we had great ball movement,” Henderson said. “I think we went through a little spot where we stopped moving. That’s when I subbed (other players), and we got to where we were moving again. Instead of staying planted and making passes, my guards started driving and moving and kicking out.”
Sheridan was led by Josey Love, who had 13 points. Allie Wilkins also had 10 for the Lady Jackets.