PEARCY, Ar. — Lake Hamilton girls basketball coach Blake Condley knows it’s a good thing when all of your players see action. The Lady Wolves’ roster features 10 girls, and all 10 got playing time in Tuesday’s 64-28 win over Jacksonville.
Nine of Lake Hamilton’s players scored, with Nancy Coffman accounting for 16 points. Paris Macon contributed 11 points, Brooklynn Braughton 9, Laila Cox 8, Ashley Lewis and Sarah Ashcraft 6 each.
“Our attitudes have been good in practice this week,” said Condley. “We had opportunities to win last Friday at Lakeside. They just made one more shot than us. There were things we worked on in practice that we wanted to use against Jacksonville, and I think we did. The girls are understanding things we want them to do. All we can ask is that we get better every time we step on the court.
“I’ve been really proud of the girls’ attitudes and effort. We’re scoring more, but we’re still not where we want to be. We’re working on getting stronger and finishing around the basket. I think we’re making progress toward doing that.”
Win over Jacksonville was a mismatch
It was a mismatch from beginning to end for the Lady Titans. When Condley put his second five on the court they outscored Jacksonville, too. Camillia Graham and Ashcraft both swished 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Wolves scored the game’s first five points, leading 17-4 at the first break. That cushion grew to 30-12 at halftime.
If Jacksonville had any hope going into the second half, it disappeared quickly when the Wolves scored the first eight points of the third quarter. Condley cleared his bench with 4:00 left in the third period, and started his backups in the fourth stanza.
One of the few bright spots for the visitors was Manah Fudge’s 10-point performance.
“We don’t have a junior varsity with only ten girls in our program,” said Condley. “We’ve got some younger girls that need this experience.”
A mixup in scheduling had Jacksonville’s boys cancelling their game at Lake Hamilton. Both Lake Hamilton teams return to 5A South play Friday at Benton.