Improving R-H JV girls back to full strength

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Randolph-Henry High School’s junior varsity girls basketball team is still looking for its second win of the season after logging three losses last week, but it continues to show progress.

On Friday, the Lady Statesmen fell narrowly, 20-14, to host Prince Edward.

“We are so close to winning another game as these girls are steadily improving, especially in the rebounding area,” R-H Head Coach Sandy Mayhew said. “We are finally back to full strength with our players, as we had one out with an injury, so that put us at five players for two games.”

These two games included a 36-9 home loss to Nottoway on Jan. 23 and a 22-12 loss to visiting Cumberland on Jan. 20.

Nevertheless, different girls on the team have been stepping up amid the difficult circumstances.

“Carletta Anderson, in the last five games, is averaging about nine rebounds per game,” Mayhew said. “Brandy Hall has improved to about seven rebounds per game in the last five games.”

Kaniya Morris is averaging about five rebounds per game.

“Anisha Marable is leading the team in the last five games with steals, as she is averaging four steals a game, and Dajah White is averaging three per game,” Mayhew added.

In the Nottoway game and a 41-16 loss at Gretna on Jan. 25, Marable, White and Lilian Jubb showed improvement in their handling of defensive pressure, though the shots were not falling for the team.

White led her team with eight points against Gretna and five against Nottoway.

After hosting Buckingham on Tuesday, Randolph-Henry visits Nottoway on Friday at 5:30 p.m.