Lady Pounders Take Tough Loss Against Rival Teams

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Karleigh Schwarzl

LADY POUNDERS TAKE TOUGH LOSSES AGAINST DISTRICT RIVALS — Janaye Parker at the free throw line.

Amber Burchfield, Staff Writer

The Lady Pounders traveled away on December 6 to take on Ooltewah High School. The team played well, but lost with a final score of 68-11. Central then went on the road on December 7 to take on East Ridge. The team played well, but again lost 41-15. The team went on the road yet again on December 10 to play against Chattanooga Christian High School (CCS). Central lost with a final score of 50-20. The Lady Pounders did not let the losses get to them, and are learning with each game. The Lady Pounders continue to keep their heads up and play their best during the upcoming games.

Central was ready to take on the OHS Owls December 6. The team played with effort and drive out of the gate, but took a loss. In the first half, the team was not on the same page and played inconsistently. After the half, the Lady Pounders came together and put up some more points. When the dust settled, the team lost with a final score of 68-11. The team did not let this discourage them, and began preparing for their next game against East Ridge.

Junior Rayn Glover stated, “I think the team could have played a lot better against Ooltewah, but overall we gave it our all and we hustled from tip off to buzzer.”

The next day, the Lady Pounders took on the East Ridge Pioneers. Coming off of the loss against Ooltewah, the team wanted redemption against the district rival Lady Pioneers. Central played more cohesively than in the game versus Ooltewah, but lost again by a score of 41-15. The Lady Pounders identified some weak spots and used them to help prepare for the next game against CCS.

“The team played decent against East Ridge. Although we have not had the best season, I see improvement in myself and the team as a unit,” shared Sophomore Haiden Harness.

After a couple days of practice, Central was confident to take on CCS on Friday, December 10. The Lady Pounders played well, and with confidence during the game, but they couldn’t put it all together. The final score was 50-20. Even though Central lost, the team played their best, and all involved noticed the improvement.

Junior Rayn Glover stated, “It was a good game, even though we lost. We played together a lot better as a team during the game against CCS.”

Next week, the Lady Pounders will duke it out with the Lady Eagles of Signal Mountain.

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