The Cape Central girls JV basketball team outscored the Arcadia Valley Tigers in each quarter en route to a 39-26 victory on the road Monday night. The JV record improved to 9-3 on the season.
“I was proud of the way we competed throughout the game,” coach Ty Crowden said. “We were really able to pressure the basketball, which led to baskets in transition.”
Four CHS athletes scored in the first quarter to take a 10-5 lead. Ariyah Boyd led the charge in the second quarter, scoring six points and helping Cape Central to a 21-12 halftime lead.
The Tigers’ defense continued to play well, holding AV to just five points in the third quarter. And Da’Kauri Wooldridge scored eight points of the team’s ten in the fourth quarter to help the game end with a 13-point CHS advantage. “Our guards were aggressive and got to the basket for us tonight,” Crowden pointed out. “We were also able to put some new things in that we executed well. I was happy with the way we were able to compete coming off of Christmas break.”
Wooldridge and Boyd led the way in scoring with ten points each. “Our teamwork, effort, and defense in tonight’s game was outstanding,” Wooldridge said. “We need to work on starting off the game with the same effort we end with.” Kendall Holloway added eight points, and KeKe Maxwell finished with five points. Sheeondria Wilson, Keri Williams, and Carlonda Wilson each scored two points to round out the scoring.
Thursday, the Tigers will look to grab win number ten on the season with a home game against Poplar Bluff. Tip off is 6:00 pm.