By Stephen Henderson
The Patrick County High School junior varsity Lady Cougar basketball team improved its record to 7-4 after two wins last week.
Last Tuesday the Lady Cougars defeated George Washington of Danville 36-31. Wednesday, they pounded North Stokes 51-11.
“This was a hard-fought physical game,” said Coach Donnie Rakes after Tuesday’s game against GW. “It was a very good win for the girls. Anytime you play GW, you know it is going to be physical,” he added.
According to Rakes, the Lady Cougars are really getting in tune with their defensive effort. “Any time you do that, you give yourself a chance to win,” he said.
High scorers for PC were Savannah Roberts with 10 points, Sierra Hubbard with eight and Laken Rorrer with five.
Wednesday’s game over North Stokes was “a great win” for the team.
“We have been starting slow in a lot of our games, but tonight we came out from the get-go,” Rakes said.
The Lady Cougars played hard defense from the start. “With this group, our offense starts with our defense—loose balls turn into lay-ups, and we run the court well, which pays off,” he added.
Leading scorers were Sierra Hubbard with 12, Laken Rorrer with nine and Savannah Roberts with seven points.
Last Friday’s game against Magna Vista has not been re-scheduled. Monday’s game against Blacksburg will be re-scheduled. The Lady Cougar JVs are slated to play today (Wednesday) at Bassett and host Martinsville Friday.