Lady Statesmen struggle

Published 10:23 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Randolph- Henry High School varsity girls basketball team is still searching for its first win this season.

The Lady Statesmen lost decisively Saturday against Northumberland High School during a holiday tournament being held at Cumberland High School.

“After a 6-6 tie in the first, the wheels fell off in the second and third quarter, and we were outscored 35-11,” Randolph-Henry Head Coach D.J. Jack said.

The Lady Statesmen struggled significantly with shooting, going 11-for-67, and with taking care of the basketball on offense.

“We cannot win games when you shoot 16 percent and turn the ball over 36 times,” Jack said. “Over Christmas break, we will continue to work on our shooting and protecting the ball — something we really need.”

Leading R-H statistically were Teyha Pugh, with seven points, and Tori Washington, with six points and nine rebounds.

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Lady Statesmen fell 49-22 to host Cumberland.

“Trailing 15-0 after the first quarter, we finally got things rolling in the second quarter, outscoring Cumberland 8-7 and trailed 22-8 heading into halftime,” Jack said.

R-H cut the lead to 10 in the third quarter, but poor shooting and turnovers helped the Lady Dukes pull away.

Washington had eight points and six boards, Tyra Randolph had six points and six boards and Pugh had five points.

Randolph-Henry (0-7) hosts Prince Edward County High School on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m.