Vipers strike, but the cougars escape


Lenajean Hurst, Staff Writer

South County’s girls varsity basketball team participated in the North Greene Tournament  on January 6, where they faced West Central’s girls varsity basketball team and lost by 4 points, with the final score of  34- 38. 

Abby Crow, a sophomore on the team, said, “Elyse Copelin played a good game since she scored 13 points throughout the whole game, but overall as a team it was a good game.” Callie Hughes, a freshman, said, “Elyse does very well at shooting 3 pointers and tends to exceed in the off the dribble drive, which is where you run by the defender and shoot a layup.”

Callie Hughes, Mollie Allen, and Abby Crow all agreed that throughout this game they played well as a team and communicated fairly well among their teammates while on the court. In addition to this, Callie mentioned, “South County girls varsity basketball team did a very good job at keeping up with West Central varsity girls basketball team’s pace.”  Which, according to other players, they usually don’t struggle with. The Vipers kept West Central on their toes staying only a couple of points behind the Cougars throughout the whole game. “Another advantage the girls had against the West Central girls varsity basketball team was the girls from the West Central struggled with shooting baskets out of the three point line,” according to Callie Hughes.

Unfortunately, the Vipers didn’t end the game as strongly as they started it. Both Mollie Allen and Callie Hughes agreed that if they want to pull out a win next time, the team needs to improve on rebounds.