Lady Wave take second in a row

DTL Staff
Staff Writer

A slow start followed by a second-quarter outburst carried the West Point High girls basketball team to its second straight victory Thursday night.

Led by Jamia Hollings with 24 points and balanced production from five others, the Lady Wave defeated visiting West Lowndes 61-43.

Slow starts have been a problem for West Point much of the season and Thursday was no different as the Lady Wave slogged to a 9-5 lead over the Lady Panthers at the end of one quarter.

That changed in the second period as six different players scored in a 22-9 run that built a 31-14 halftime lead.

The Wave won the third quarter 11-10 and then went through a fast-paced final quarter to post the win.

“We started out a bit slow again, but our press helped to get us moving. The girls did a good job moving their feet on defense and boxing out after shots. I’m enjoying seeing the growth of the younger girls, especially Goia Robinson,” Coach Dash Daniels said of the game.”

While teams are used to ganging up on Hollings to try to shut her down, 

the development of Robinson and others is making that more difficult. During the second-quarter run Thursday, Robinson scored seven points and junior Alexis Bell added seven while Hollings, Taylor Brownlee, Shania Givens and Renaisha Carrothers scored two each.

After a quiet first half, Hollings broke lose in the second half scoring five points in the third on 5-for-5 shooting from the free throw line, and 10 in the fourth quarter.

In addition to 24 from Hollings, the Lady Wave got 10 points from Robinson, eight from Givens, seven from Bell, six from Brownlee and four from Carrothers.