/Lady Skippers Steal Second Place

Lady Skippers Steal Second Place

The Lady Skippers trampled the Oakland Raiders with a 78-64 win, last Saturday. The first half of the game proved to be a battle for both teams. SC4 started out with an aggressive defensive strategy, and a motive to push the ball up the floor.
“As a team, we have a lot of speed and we try to push the ball up the floor as much as possible,” Coach Carrie Lohr of SC4 said.
SC4 took control with a 7-2 run to start the game before OCC could rack up the points for a tie with 14 minutes left on the clock. Though both teams battled every second, The Skippers had a slim lead of 32-31 at the half before returning with a 14-2 run at the beginning of the second half. “(The run) was a total shock. OCC is a very talented and competitive team but the beginning of the second half allowed us to recover from our mistakes in the first half,” said Coach Lohr.
“We definitely came to win, and played to win,” said sophomore Korea Jackson from Chesterfield, who led the Skippers with 17 points. “We took second place by winning this game today, and we have been practicing hard to win first place this year.”
The Oakland Raiders high scorers were Chanel Hernandez with 19 points, and Danielle Kwasiborski with 14 points. The Skippers had an amazing offensive game with three double-double players: Chanahl Putnam 10 assists, 10 points; Jessica Stevenson 12 rebounds, 10 points; Megan Johnson 10 rebounds, 12 points. Also Jackie Highstreet had 13 points. Highstreet, Jackson, and Stevenson all drained two shots from behind the arch to add to the win.
“Scoring is an important quality for every player, and to be a team everyone has to score,” said Coach Lohr. “We are looking forward to the next couple of games, and we are hoping to fight our way into first place at tournament time.” The Lady Skippers’ next game is located at Mott Community College on January 20th; tip-off is at 5:30 p.m.