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Jr Lady Pirates Cruise Past Hackett

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Pictured is #10 Rylee Partain and #15 Makalie Carter

On Monday, January 4th, the Cedarville Jr Lady Pirates hosted the Hackett Jr Lady Hornets. For four intense quarters, the Lady Pirates and the Lady Hornets went back and forth flexing their basketball muscles and applying more heat than an iron to the opposing team members. By halftime, Cedarville led 17-14 and was able to stretch that lead to 31-21 at the end of the third quarter. “We got in some foul trouble and made some poor decisions late but were able to hang on,” coach Andrew Tencleve stated.

Hailey Langley

The Lady Pirates glided away with a 41-37 victory upgrading their season record to 10-4. Cinching a career-high of 26 points from the game was freshman, Makalie Carter. Included in that was three made 3’s in the second half of the match. “I have always loved basketball,” stated Carter. “It provides me a motivation and release! Honestly, earning 26 points was something I didn’t expect to accomplish as a freshman. I was just tired of people saying I couldn’t do it or that I wasn’t good enough. I’ve had people tell me that I wouldn’t get over 10 points. It was a little shocking to realize that’s what I had scored and it gave me the drive to do even more!”

Makalie Carter

“To any struggling young basketball players out there, you can do anything you set your mind to! Never give up, take it day by day, and just keep pushing harder!” Rylee Partain also added 8 points to that final tally. When Partain takes to the hardwood, her opponents stop and take notice. She has a presence on the court that cannot be ignored as she’s not only lethal at the net but she deploys dominating pressure on her competition a well. Next up for the Cedarville Jr Lady Pirates, the girls will be hosting Lavaca on Thursday, January 7th. In their last go-round, the Jr Lady Pirates fell 38-45. This time though, they have found their groove and they aren’t afraid to use it.

Carlie Burris

Photos courtesy of Malinda Mizell

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