As the Lady Pirates begin to wrap up regular season play they are making sure they are a team that will not be easily forgotten.
The Lady Pirates traveled to Richmond to take on the Lady Patriots of Richmond Model last Tuesday night. The game according to Powell Coach Ken Jones was the usual physical game at Model, with 23 fouls on Powell and 19 on Model. Powell County shot 72 percent making 18 of their 25 free throws. At the half the Lady Pirates had the lead with a score of 32-24, but the Patriots were not going to just hand the ladies a victory as they came out ready to play in the second half.
The Lady Patriots pulled to within one late in the game but the Lady Pirates were able to tough it out for the win. The Lady Pirates defeated the Patriots 79-63. Coach Jones commented on this game, “Stevie had another great night on scoring, with Kendra rebounding to start the fast break; another team effort with the Lady Pirates picking up 22 assist for the night.” Rogers lead the team with 41 points and 10 steals. McFarland had 21 points and 13 rebounds.
On Saturday night the ladies were on the road again traveling to Jenkins to take on the Lady Cavaliers. The Lady Pirates came out strong. “Our press got us off to a good start, leading 18-2 by taking advantage of turnovers by the Lady Cavaliers. The defense was great in the early going, but we also got into early foul trouble,” Jones said. “It’s a good thing we have exceptional depth, as we were called for 31 fouls on the night. Jenkins hit 24 of 41 from the free throw line, while we got 16 of 22.”
The Lady Pirates came away with another victory defeating the Lady Cavaliers 89-63. McFarland had another double-double, getting 10 rebounds with her 16 points and picking up six assists. Rogers had another great night scoring 38 points. Kelly Gibson and Meghan Mays both had eight assists and point guard Taylor Atkinson had five.
The Lady Pirates are playing great as a team and hoping that they continue to get big wins as they enter post season play. They have now won 10 straight games, winning 13 of their last 14.