Last night, the 8th Grade Lady Cougars participated in their last home basketball game of their Middle School careers. We started off the night with a special ceremony where we got to recognize the girls along with a teacher that has made an impact on them. We want to thank all of the wonderful teachers and staff members who came out to support our 8th grade ladies last night! Although we fell a little short against rival, Southlake Carroll, our girls fought hard, and we saw several bright lights shine on the court.
C Team- Player of the game is Leah Jackson for her aggressive drives to the basket. Leah scored four points, great job Leah!
B Team- Player of the game is Ainsley Bramer who played like an absolute beast! Ainsley had one steal, two rebounds, and four points. Very proud of you, Ainsley!
A Team- Player of the game is Courtney Del-Cid for her offensive presence, ability to matchup with height, and her overall positive influence and encouragement of her team. Awesome job, Court!
This week 7th grade girls traveled up the road to Southlake Carroll after spending a week focusing on their offensive plays and position skills. C Team came out strong with a win 25-13. Their game play was precise and calculated, while their communication was on point. The girls made North proud as a team continuing their season undefeated. Once again Miya Lampkin is awarded Player of the Game as she earned her team a grand total of 14 points. Her hard work did not go unnoticed this week. Way to go Ladies!
B team delivered a nail-biting game from start to finish. Working against Carroll's full court press, the Cougars sadly ended with a hair- raising 4th quarter score of 24-23, barely missing the win. Although they lost the game they still successfully worked together as a cohesive unit, running plays, and adapting last minute changes to close the point gap. Shout out to Caroline McMillan for being the high scorer of the night making a total of 9 points for her team, one of those baskets being a 3- pointer. But this week our two standout players are being recognized for their stellar defensive skills, Sawyer Frosk and Ana Philips held down the court and kept their cool from buzzer to buzzer.
A Team met their match this week against Southlake. Excitement buzzed as both audiences knew how much the other wanted to win. Our girls strategically ran a Box and 1 play which held off Southlake's highest scorer. While they were unable to take home the win, on a score of 25-13, Jayci Lackey and Riley Koski-Barger where stars this week showing true leadership in the face of adversity. Our gals played as true teammates this week and are prime of examples of what it takes to be elite athletes in their age group. Keep up the good work and keep your heads held high.