The James River girls are looking to get back on the winning track after dropping two Three Rivers District basketball games last week. The Knights were at Radford on Tuesday and have a home game with Alleghany on Thursday night.
River dropped two road games last week before a third was dropped by weather. The Knights lost at Glenvar, 55-29, and then lost a close one at Covington, 49-45
Against Glenvar, Caitlin Canada had 10 points and six rebounds and Honesty Liming had eight points and six boards. No one else had more than three.
“We were limiting Glenvar to one-and-dones on the offensive side in the first quarter and half-way through the second quarter,” said River coach Ryan Firebaugh. “Glenvar had a couple shots go through the net and it sparked a 17-6 run to end out the second quarter. We struggled in the second half to get anything going. I felt like our effort that night was not there on either side.”
At Covington, Canada had 16 points and Liming had a big all-around game with 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Lacey Kessler had six points and Rachel Crowder and Karlee Eubank had five rebounds each.
“We played well, and the girls battled and hustled all night,” said Firebaugh. “We played through adversity at times throughout the game, but the girls fought and fought but came up short. We played hard and our effort was there, we just needed to finish in certain areas during the game for us to win the game.”
The Knights come into the week at 6-7 overall and 1-3 in the district.
“We will take our lumps and learn from our mistakes and get better from here on out,” said Firebaugh. “I could not be prouder of my girls for the way they continue to fight and battle game in and game out.”
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