Lady Tigers take down Fellowship


Ryland Scott, Staff Writer

The girls varsity basketball team played their first home game of the season on Tuesday, November 30, with a statement win against Fellowship Christian, with a final score of 57-17.

With this win, the Lady Tigers improved to 3-0 on the season. Although it wasn’t a region game, it was a great win against a fellow A-Private team that could potentially be a playoff matchup towards the end of the season.

The energy of the Tigers was the difference-maker in this matchup.

“They came out ready to play, ready to get after it. We had lots of energy, almost too much energy,” head coach Sam Rush said. “We had to calm ourselves down a little bit, but that’s always a good problem to have.”

Rush previously coached this year’s roster in the 2017-2018 season as their middle school coach.

“They know my expectations, they know I want them to work hard, and they know I want them to be great teammates and so that’s what they’re doing and they’re doing great,” Rush said.

This game played an important role in the Lady Tigers season as it was their first chance to prove themselves at home.

“I felt great about the game tonight,” junior guard Caroline Brewster said. “We worked really well together and we came out with a dub.”

Junior guard Jy Johnson had an outstanding game scoring 15 points, leading the score sheet in points scored and emphasizing Rush’s goal to keep the energy going on the court.

“I hope that the energy we saw on the court tonight continues throughout the season,” Rush said. “I hope that something that can define us as a team is that we are going to be ready to play and ready to get after it.”