Lady Kavs claim 10th win

Published 9:48 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Kenston Forest School varsity girls basketball team improved to 10-7 for the season with a 54-26 victory over visiting Tidewater Academy on Friday evening.

“They played probably the best they have all season,” Lady Kavaliers Head Coach Jannon Coley said of her players. “Everything we had practiced and worked on, they put it all together, and they did very well.”

She noted that in the beginning of the contest, Kenston Forest pressed on defense, which worked well.

“We had an offense that we ran against their defense, the 1-3-1 (zone) defense, and it worked really well,” Coley said. “It left our girls open, and we were able to get those inside shots. So, I would say that was probably the key.”

The Lady Kavs won every quarter, 21-9 in the first, 13-8 in the second, 16-6 in the third and 4-3 in the fourth.

“In the fourth quarter, we were able to get in all the girls who don’t get to play as much,” Coley said.

Leading Kenston Forest statistically was senior Savannah Gunn, who had 16 points, junior Indigo Dougherty had 14 points, senior Mackenzie Coley and junior Josie Epperson scored nine points apiece and sophomore Emily Hawthorne produced six.

On Jan. 23, the Lady Kavaliers fell 39-21 to visiting Central Virginia Homeschool.

“We were just worn out,” Coach Coley said.

Fatigue had set in after the team had also played Jan. 21 at Isle of Wight Academy and Jan. 20 against visiting Brunswick Academy.

Though Kenston Forest defeated Isle of Wight 32-25 in a home game on Nov. 21, the Lady Chargers netted a 44-32 home win on Jan. 21.

“We went scoreless the whole second quarter, which is not like us,” Coley said. “That was probably the deciding factor in that game to not score any points at that moment.”

Gunn led the Lady Kavaliers with 15 points.

On Jan. 20, Kenston Forest defeated visiting rival Brunswick Academy 34-28.

“We were out to prove a point,” Coley said.

Gunn contributed 15 points, and Dougherty scored 13.

The Lady Kavaliers visited Richmond Christian School on Tuesday, and they visit Southampton Academy on Thursday at 7 p.m.