The Fleming County Girl Panthers confronted off towards the Augusta Girl Panthers Monday evening in a summer season basketball competitors.
Fleming County got here out of the gate sturdy, placing heavy stress on Augusta’s offense. Head coach of Fleming County, Brad Cox, stated that he was most pleased with his groups protection this sport. Coach Cox and his Girl Panthers have been primarily engaged on offensive methods to this point this summer season, however have been attempting out completely different defenses every sport they play.
“We actually need to sit down and guard, and be in good place and assist. We haven’t taught quite a lot of protection this summer season, simply kinda set up our offenses and work on some rating work, and kinda educate protection on the fly in these video games and the ladies have responded nicely to it.” stated coach Cox.
Fleming County was in a position to maintain Augusta to only twenty factors over two twenty minute halves, outscoring Augusta by thirty-seven. Coach Cox was actually happy together with his groups protection, however the Fleming County Girl Panthers’ offensive power actually shined by way of this sport.
After flying previous Augusta, not often lacking after they went for the basket and making constant three-pointers as a workforce, Fleming County continued to show their offensive means on the courtroom.
“We’ve received quite a lot of interchangeable items, we’ve performed a 5 card lineup at occasions, we may go large if we wished and I feel that’s gonna profit us once we go into the season and play various kinds of groups.” stated coach Cox.
By the top of the second half, Fleming County led over Augusta 57-20. With their explosive offense discovering the basket virtually each time, and their protection protecting Augusta on their heels, the Fleming County Girl Panthers had been in full management of the sport from the tip off to the ultimate buzzer.
“They’ve quite a lot of expertise, they performed actually laborious on protection, and so they have nice spacing on offense which permits them to get some open seems within the paint, and so they shot the ball rather well tonight. I assumed we shot off quite a lot of their drives, however after that they kicked it out and we didn’t get well in time. That’s one thing we’ll need to work on.” stated Augusta Girl Panthers head coach, Todd Kelsch.
Coach Kelsch stated beforehand that he’s targeted totally on producing optimistic outcomes and attitudes, win or lose. With this being their second sport of the evening, after enjoying laborious and pulling off a victory towards the East Carter Girl Raiders, he feels he was profitable in that side.
“I inform them we don’t lose we be taught. That sport, the positives had been our seventh graders actually stepped up, and so they scored some baskets towards some highschool ladies. That’s a optimistic for me, in attempting to get some depth, but additionally our extra skilled ladies discovered rather a lot about what they should do after they get down a number of possessions. That is summer season ball, we don’t actually have quite a lot of units however we’re attempting to get all of it again in a single possession, with both a 3 level shot or one-on-one play. We actually have to grind it out, get in a set, get a paint contact after which attempt to get a large open shot from there.” stated coach Kelsch.
With Augusta working with an already younger roster, and relying closely on their center schoolers to fill out the remainder of the positions, expertise was undoubtedly one thing the Girl Panthers had been missing going through off towards Fleming County. Fleming County has a number of upcoming freshmen on the workforce, in addition to three gamers heading into their senior yr. The brief staffed Augusta Girl Panthers had been having bother maintaining with the extra skilled workforce, however had been in a position to keep aggressive towards their opponents.
“Their expertise actually was insurmountable for us, as a result of they get a lead, they weren’t attempting to pile it on us, however they had been caring for the basketball and getting vast open photographs.” stated coach Kelsch.
Though Augusta fell behind somewhat rapidly this sport, they had been nonetheless in a position to make photographs when the basket was open. Kelsch and his Girl Panthers have been working extensively on being extra aggressive on each ends of the courtroom, and so they proved their means to take action Monday evening.
The Augusta Girl Panthers might not have been in a position to pull off a victory, however they are going to take what they discovered from this problem with them, and maintain on to it all through the remainder of the season.