Updated Fri, Jan 17, 2014 12:39 am
The Federal Hocking Lady Lancers bounced back from a five-game losing streak tonight as they beat the Lady White Falcons from Wahama, 58-21.
The Lancers got on Wahama early and did not look back. Fed Hock dominated the first quarter, outscoring Wahama 16-3.
Fed Hock’s offense did not let up in the second quarter.
The duo of Cheyenne Singer and Carley Tabler for the Lancers was too much for the Wahama zone to handle.
Head Coach Jeff McKibben’s 2-3 zone, on the other hand, continued its domination in the second quarter, as Wahama was only able to put one point on the scoreboard.
“I like to play the zone because we have such a short team,” said McKibben. “We don’t rebound well and I was using them to rebound better, and it worked.”
Going into the locker room, Federal Hocking led 34-4.
Coming out of the half, the Lady White Falcon’s offense found its leader in Sierra Carmichael.
Carmichael scored eight of Wahama’s 10 points in the third quarter and 11 of the team’s 17 in the entire second half.
A scary moment occurred late in the third quarter when Fed Hock’s McKenzie Steele hit the ground hard after being hit while going up for a layup. She stayed on the ground for a couple minutes until walking to the trainer’s room with the help of the trainers.
The good news for the Lancers was that Steele returned to the bench minutes later, walking on her own power.
Fed Hock’s lead proved to be too much for Wahama, closing the game on a 7-3 run to put the game on ice.
“Our team chemistry is coming together,” said McKibben. “We had a bunch of young kids playing together. I try to get in a lot of kids that don’t play together to build that team chemistry. These young kids are the future of this team and it’s good for them to mix in with the older kids and get that experience.”
The Lady Lancers will see if they can ride this momentum as they go on the road to South Gallia on Saturday to take on the Rebels.