The Morgan County Lady Dogs played valiantly against a strong Jefferson Lady Dragon team this week. They are a youthful bunch trying to get their feet wet in varsity competition. With the injury bug taking down two experienced starters, the sledding gets even tougher. Strong forward Aris Hubbard and point guard/shooting guard Lou Reid both watched the game from the bench while nursing nagging injuries that kept them off the court in this one. Hubbard has been a stalwart on the boards, defensively, and around the basket in the first eight games while Reid has carried the torch offensively by leading the team in scoring and being the heart of the squad on both ends.
Statistics for this contest were not available at press time, but Coach Josh Reeves gave us his take on the contest. He said, “We started out fine against Jefferson. We moved the ball well and went up and down with them for the most part of the first half. They hit a couple of threes and fastbreak layups closing the half and we were down 10 at half. Coming out of the break, we were without Lou and still being without Aris that put us two starters down. We struggled to get our offense going in the second half and Jefferson pulled away with some big threes and important defensive stops. Miranda Powell had another exceptional game and Taylor Wilson played very well as well. As we get farther into the season, Miranda gets more comfortable every game and it shows defensively and offensively. Taylor has been invaluable all year and we really have to have her have a good game, especially with Lou and Aris out. We are growing up on the court and once we get healthy, we will be able to see what we have all together.”
The girls will travel to Buford next week to play the Lady Wolves in a girls’ out night. Boys are not scheduled to play. That game will tip off at 6:00 on December 19. After an eight day delay in action, the girls will resume play on December 27 for the annual Sweet South Classic at Morgan County. They will be facing Butler of Augusta in the first round at 7 p.m.