Consistency key as Lady Indians buck Broncos

Published 10:17 am Friday, January 30, 2015

A majority of the losses that the Southampton girls basketball team suffered speaks to their lack of depth, overall youth and coaching inexperience. However, Monday night’s game against Franklin showed a glimpse of what the future may hold. The Lady Indians routed the Lady Broncos, 55-20, and head coach Littleton Parker couldn’t have been more ecstatic.

“We finally put together four good quarters for the first time this season,” he said.

Parker has preached several times that the aforementioned issues have plagued his team all season, but none of that seemed to matter on this evening.

“We were in control the whole way,” Parker said, noting that his team opened the game on a 10-2 run. “We just executed better from the jump.”

Freshman guard Jamaya Hunt led the charge with 17 points and seven rebounds, with a majority of her points coming in the decisive second quarter. The Lady Indians created an insurmountable gap with a 14-5 run to push the lead to 17 just before halftime.

Sophomores Jordan Lee and Bryona Knight also combined to score 18 points and pull down 18 rebounds in the contest.

With the lead, Parker reached deep into his reserves for the second half.

“Everybody got a lot of playing time, and they were able to seal the win with a 19-5 run to end the fourth quarter.”

With the win, the Lady Indians improved to 5-9, 5-7 within the Tri-Rivers District. They’ll attempt to win their third-consecutive game tonight, as they travel to Lawrenceville to take on Brunswick. The Bulldogs, however, routed the Lady Indians last month, 57-26.