Opinion / Editorial
Lady Astros are headed to the Sweet Sixteen
February 22, 2013Douglass High School
In Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday Feb. 20, the Lady Astros beat Savannah High Lady Bluejackets with the score being a close 59-57 and made it to the Sweet Sixteen.
“I feel that we played hard and we worked together as a team, as one, so we were able to pull out the W (win). Savannah High did have several good players on their team that gave us some good competition. It definitely was a well fought game by both us and them but we won in the end and that’s what counts,” sophomore guard Loera White states.
Loera Carter was the lead scorer in the Lady Astros win over Savannah High with 16 points, 9 of those coming from 3 pointers she hit in critical moments of the game. The three other players that hit the double digits during the game included: Alicia Franklin (14 pts.), Jasmine Bigsby (13 pts.) and Lanaja White (11 pts.) Out of Ms. Franklin’s 14 points she scored 11 during the second half of the game. Coach Hill calls her team very discipline and that’s what really contributed to her team’s win over the Lady Bluejackets. In the 1st 3 minutes of the game Douglass was up by 9 points and kept their lead all through the 1st half leading by 7 during halftime. Even though the Lady Astros kept the lead the whole game, Savannah High’s team eventually came within 2 points of tying the game in the last seconds of the game. After the last missed shot by one of the Lady Bluejackets players Ms. White was able to come down with the rebound while the time ran out.
“I’m happy we won and that we’ve come so far. Savannah High was a pretty good team, but we were better and it showed. I can honestly say I scored because my team plays solid defense and I hustle down the floor to get the open lay-up, basically sticking to what I’m good at. Me and the team are going to keep playing and keep winning,” junior forward Jasmine Bigsby says.
After pulling out the win Wednesday the Lady Astros will be on the road again Friday Feb. 22 to compete against the Southwest Macon Lady Patriots. Southwest is known to be a dominating team but the Lady Astros aren’t afraid. The game will start at 6 p.m. and its sure to be an electrifying game so you don’t want to miss it.
By Malik Brown