The new year is treating the Cedarville Jr Lady Pirates like basketball royalty. Just two games into 2021, the Jr Lady Pirates secured their second win last night when they took on the Lady Eagles in Paris. With their first win coming from Hackett 41-37 on December 4, Cedarville is enjoying unflighting things that fly. On Monday night, the Jr Lady Pirates fought exhaustingly with the Lady Eagles in more back and forth action than a ping pong ball in the World Team Table Championship.
With a 26-21 victory against Paris, the Jr Lady Pirates move to 11-4 on the season and 4-1 in conference play. Trailing 13-8 at halftime, the Jr Lady Pirates dug deeper than ever to reach their goal of winning by pulling together as a team and executing their plays to perfection. Eighth-grader, Rylee Partain led the way with 16 points on 4 made threes refusing to let anything hinder her from making it rain.
Freshmen, Makalie Carter and Katelyn Moore-Guerra added 8 and 2 points respectively. Carter has exploded on the court this season when it comes to her leadership and basketball skills. Each time she hits the hardwood it seems she has developed tenfold. There’s not much she can’t do in this sport and her refusal to not let anything get in her way is evident every time she hits the court. And Guerra plays with a calm aggressive demeanor that leaves opponents scratching their heads on how to approach her. She’s able to pull the competition in by seeming non-threatening and then POW!, she snatches the ball and is gone faster than a purse thief in downtown L.A.
The Jr High games against Cossatot on January 14 have been canceled.
Photo courtesy of Malinda Mizell