Lady Chargers adapting on the hardwood

Published 9:57 am Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Central High School’s varsity girls basketball team is still searching for its first win of the season, but young players are beginning to emerge as difference-makers, and the Lady Chargers are showing improvement.

“Obviously we would like to be in the win column, but most of the girls had no varsity experience coming into this season, so we’ve been looking to improve each game, which we have,” Central Head Coach Scott Wilson said.

The Lady Chargers’ defense is becoming more stingy, holding host Randolph-Henry High School to 36 points on Dec. 19 and holding visiting Bluestone High School to the same amount Dec. 15.

“Yes, we’ve got to improve our offense a little bit, and we’ve had the lead against Bluestone at the half, and we had the lead against Randolph-Henry after three,” Wilson said. “Unfortunately, Randolph-Henry made 10 free throws in the final quarter, so to make a long story short, we’re improving each game, and now we’re just looking to get in that win column.”

He has made some adjustments to the starting lineup. For the last three games, it has featured senior center Megan Dech, junior guard Kiana Hurt, freshman guard DaJaMeka White-Freeman, freshman forward Aaliyah Alexander and freshman forward Asia Crawley.

Wilson highlighted Alexander and White-Freeman for their contributions. He noted that in Alexander’s last game, she had eight points and 10 rebounds, and White-Freeman had a career-high nine points against Bluestone.

Central (0-5) visits Prince Edward County High School on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.