Lady Indians defeat Senators 40-38

Nikki Blankenship | PDT Sports Reporter

LUCASVILLE—The West Lady Senators lost to the Valley Indians last night in a game that ended very close.

“In my opinion, this is a game we should’ve won,” said Senator Coach Jason Claytor.

West had the two top scorers of the night. Madison Compton had 16 points throughout the game, followed by Senator Makayla White who scored 14 points.

White had an amazing game, showing she could run the ball, handle the ball, and shoot the ball.

The Indians top scorer was Bri Call, with 13 points in the night.

The Senators led the game by the points at the end of the first quarter. However, they lost their game in the second, allowing Valley to score 14 times.

The Senators started coming back and nearly caught up to the Indians in the fourth, but were unable to make up the difference.

Claytor went on to say that he had talked with the girls all week about consistency.

“We didn’t have that for all four quarters,” he started. “We dug ourselves a hole in the second that were couldn’t make up for.”

He went on to say the Indians are well coached and it shows on the court.

He was confident for the rest of the season saying, “It’s a learning curve. We need to learn how to do what we do for 32 minutes. With experience, that will come.

The Senators will face Northwest Monday (Dec. 5) at home. In the meantime, Claytor said they will be focusing on making shots, executing, and rebounding.

Following the game, Valley Coach Mark Merritt explained that though they won, they still have much to learn.

“I thought we played pretty good,” he stated, adding that it helped, that the girls got some double bonuses early in the game.

Merritt explained that he has a young team and his freshmen and sophomore starters have little varsity experience.

Valley had 20 turnovers in the night. Valley also had one player foul out — Katie Howard, who earned five personal fouls.

Valley will play Oak Hill in an away game on Monday (Dec. 5).

Nikki Blankenship | PDT Sports Reporter

Nikki Blankenship

740-353-3101 ext 1924

Nikki Blankenship

740-353-3101 ext 1924