Opinion / Editorial
Girl's Varsity Team scores win against Eagles, breast cancer
February 8, 2013Douglass High School
Tuesday, the Lady Astros destroyed the Coretta Scott King Eagles. Dressed in their new pink jerseys, the Lady Astros won 104 – 32, a needed win for the FDHS girls. Winning, however, wasn’t the girls' only cause for playing Tuesday night; garnering support and increasing awareness of breast cancer was also a cause for which the team fought.
“I feel good about our win Tuesday night. I almost feel bad for the other team. Almost. We play to win no matter what but Tuesday night’s game was played for a bigger cause. Breast Cancer Awareness is a very important subject here at Douglass, so a goal we set for ourselves was to score at least 100 points and we exceeded our goal. With breast cancer inspired jerseys we looked good and with 100 plus points, we played an excellent game. After winning for a bigger cause we definitely felt good,” Head Coach Hill states.
Tuesday night’s lead scorer was Alicia Franklin. She scored 18 points with addition to her stats, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 2 rebounds. Two other major contributions to helping the Lady Astros reach their goal were senior Chelsea Davis’ 16 points and sophomore Lanaja White’s 16 points.
“It really was an easy win for us and we did a good job. I also have to give credit to my teammates. It puts us in a good position for our regional record,” sophomore Alicia Franklin stated.
The girls have a 11-1 record now. FDHS girls Astros final game is this Friday February 8th. They take on Haralson High School.
By: Malik Brown