2010-12-15 / Sports

Lady Bears unblemished

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com

Freshman Amber McGee scored 12 points in each game last week. Freshman Amber McGee scored 12 points in each game last week. The Lady Bears picked up two more wins this week to improve to 3-0 for the season.

Burke County High School’s girls basketball team defeated Greenbrier 62-45 and Swainsboro 59-56.

In last Friday’s game against Greenbrier, three Lady Bears were in double digits in scoring. Sophomore Alexus Gordon led the team with 21 points and was followed by freshman Amber McGee with 12 and senior Antornia Walker with 11.

Sophomore Tre’Linda Little, junior Dominique Jenkins and sophomore Shonterious Williams tacked on 7, 6 and 5, respectively.

Last Tuesday’s match-up against Swainsboro was a closer call, but the Lady Bears still managed to come out on top and have four girls score in double digits. That night, Walker led the team with 13 points and Gordon, McGee and senior Breanna Habersham added 12 points each. Jenkins scored 6.

Alexus Gordon led the Lady Bears with 21 points against Greenbrier. Alexus Gordon led the Lady Bears with 21 points against Greenbrier. Though head coach Angelica Collins is pleased with the team’s strong start, she isn’t getting caught up in their record.

“I’m not focusing on the fact that we’re 3-0,” she said. “We’re just focusing on building that chemistry we need to play well together. I’m excited that the girls really seem to be gelling.”

Coach Collins said that chemistry was most evident against Greenbrier, when the Lady Bears showed consistency by jumping to a lead and keeping it throughout the game.

Burke County’s girls traveled to Swainsboro Tuesday night for another game but results were not available at press time. They will host Jefferson County on Friday.

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