Girls Varsity Basketball’s first game of the season

Maddie Hamalian

Kierra, number 15, and one of two team captains, steals the ball and leads the team down the court to make a basket.
Kierra, number 15, and one of two team captains, steals the ball and leads the team down the court to make a basket.

The Decatur girls Varsity basketball lost 60 to 51 to Henry County High School for their first home game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Janay Williams, one of two team captains, believes the team played best at the beginning.

“We kept them off the boards,” Williams said, “and we rebounded very well.”

Kierra Edge, the second varsity team captain, believes the team has to work more on creating a solid foundation.

“We did good,” Edge said. “We just got to learn more of the key strategies.”

Head coach Sarah Coleman says that because of Decatur’s young team this year, Henry County put a lot of pressure on the court.

Throughout the game, Decatur and Henry County fought hard to win, as the winning team kept switching back and forth.

Coleman feels the team’s weakest link during their first game was transition defense.

“I am happy because it is something we can fix,” Coleman said. “I am upset because I think it is something we can control.”

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Emily Seats-Jordan, the second freshman starter, lead the team as point guard throughout the game.

Williams and Edge agree that the key to future team success is overall team dynamic.

“The chemistry is forming,” Edge said. “After the chemistry forms, we just got pull it together and know what we got to do, and especially when we got to do it.”

Overall, Coleman feels the team played well.

“I was proud of them,” Coleman said. “They handled adversity pretty well for three quarters. I thought the fourth quarter we just not mentally ready for what we were facing.” 

 

Photos by Maddie Hamalian