Lady Warriors can’t make it back-to-back wins
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 13, 2016
LAGRANGE – Hoping to put together their first winning streak of the season, the LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors instead fell to visiting Solid Rock Academy 49-24 on Tuesday.
LaGrange Academy was coming off a victory over Brandon Hall on Friday, and head coach Mike Petite was hoping for a repeat performance in Tuesday’s game.
“Yes, the team we played (Brandon Hall) wasn’t a very good team, but we played confidently and aggressively, and attacked and didn’t panic,” Petite said. “Tonight, that team isn’t that much better than the team we played Friday, but there was no confidence, there was no aggression.”
The Lady Warriors started out fairly well, scoring nine points in the first quarter, but they only had 15 points in the final three periods combined.
Laney Anderson and Raina Modi each scored eight points for LaGrange Academy, and Leah Major added five points.
Henrietta Egbe proved hard to stop for Solid Rock, and she scored 19 points.
The Lady Warriors trailed 15-9 after the first quarter, and they were down 26-11 at the half.
Hoping to get hot and get back into the game in the third period, the Lady Warriors were instead outscored 10-7, and they trailed by 18 points as the final quarter began.
LaGrange Academy was limited to four points in the final quarter, with Modi making a pair of baskets.
LaGrange Academy will host Bethlehem Christian Academy on Friday.
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