The White Pine High School Ladycats are on a roll. Despite losing one of their best players in Debra Kingston for the past two weeks, the Ladycats have continued to run their aggressive style of defense that forces turnovers and leads to quick strikes down the court, resulting in three more wins over the past week. Two home victories against Mountain View Christian and Lake Mead Academy and a road win over Eureka have tied the Ladycats in first place with Needles in their division. Coach Krystal Smtih said after Saturday’s blowout 51-12 home win over Lake Mead Academy that she was pleased to see that her team avoided starting the game slow.
“We got off to a really quick start which was what I wanted to see because we had been getting off to slow starts in games. The whole team played well,” Smith said.
The “whole” team performance included some extended minutes for the junior varsity athletes as well. Smith subbed out all five of the Ladycat’s varsity players mid-way through the third quarter when the game was already put away.
“We pulled some of the sophomores up to give them a chance to see what it is like to play at the next level,” the coach continued.
The Ladycats will look to extend their five-game winning streak when they go on the road to Meadows in Las Vegas on Jan. 30 and Calvary Chapel Christian on Jan. 31 Including the the team’s trip to Laughlin on Jan. 6, the Ladycats have outscored their next three opponents by a combined total of 152-40 in their previous meetings so far this season.
Following the Laughlin game, the Ladycats will take on Needles on Feb. 7 in a game that could decide the top seed of the divisional post-season.