Lady Trojans drop regular season finale to Warhill 37-28
New Kent’s Lady Trojans needed to play near perfect basketball against a Warhill Lady Lions team that needed a win. However, miscues and inadequate shooting made for a disappointing home finale for the hosts.
New Kent committed 20 turnovers and only sank four of 12 free throws as they fell 37-28 in the Feb. 7 season finale against Warhill.
Warhill broke a 2-2 tie early on Te’Daizhua Jones three-pointer and an Alyssa Brungot jumper to spurt a 9-4 run, resulting in a 12-7 advantage after the first quarter. The Lady Trojans had ample opportunities to cut the lead with trips to the charity stripe, butt shot a dismal 2-6 in the first half. Meanwhile, Warhill made it tough for the hosts to score in the paint, leading a 20-12 advantage for the guests at halftime.
Haley Hyndshaw’s three-pointer to start the third quarter brought the hosts within five (20-15). But Warhill didn’t allow the hosts to get any closer as the visitors used an 8-4 run to finish up the frame before keeping the hosts at bay for the remainder of the contest.
New Kent’s head coach Neko Burson made no excuses for his team in the contest.
“Tonight it was like a broken record; taking care of the ball and making our shots,” the disappointed coach said. “We also have to make our free throws and do the right things from a mental approach.
“We need to get away from the chatter on the basketball court,” Burson added. “Talking doesn’t win games. Executing the game plan and being disciplined and doing what you supposed to do does.”
Hyndshaw and Brynne Jones tied for the team high in scoring for New Kent (8-13) with eight points apiece. Jada Hooker poured in four, Peyton Slater and Madison Foley both scored three, and Abby Coutu chipped in with two.
Warhill’s Tyra Fannin led all scores in the game with 11 points.