The Lumberton Lady Raider Basketball Team hosted the Beaumont Central Jaguars Tuesday, January 17th. The freshman girls fought hard in the second half, but ultimately lost to the Jaguars. The JV girls also fell short with a score of 31-18.
It was a tough loss for the Varsity girls with a score of 60-46, but the girls plan to use this loss to motivate them. “I think we are still in a good position to do well and still possibly win Districts” first year coach, Jason Sanders, said. Underperformance was not a factor in Tuesday night’s game. The top scorers were senior Alix Sellers and junior Megan Wilkinson both individually scoring 12 points. Junior Jolee Smith also was a major contributor during the game with a total of 11 points. Coach Sanders is optimistic about his girls and believes they will “have a better effort next game”.
Coach Sanders’ optimism was rewarded because the Lumberton Lady Raider Varsity Basketball girls’ won the conference game on Friday, January 20, against the Port-Neches Groves Indians with a score of 77-27. The girls used the previous game to drive them to play hard. The Varsity girls’ defense held off the Indians making it difficult for them to score any baskets while the Lady Raiders scored an impressive 23 points in just the first quarter. By halftime, the Indians were trailing the Lady Raiders 44-6. The Indians tried to make a comeback in the second half of the game, but were outmatched by the Lady Raider’s dominant offense.
The JV girls played a tough game but lost with a score of 51-18. Gracie Gulley was JV’s highest scoring player with 6 points.
The Lumberton Lady Raider Basketball girls faced Beaumont Ozen on Tuesday, January 24th.