Just before Christmas from December 20-22, the Junior Varsity (JV) and Varsity girls’ basketball teams traveled to James River High School to participate in a 3-day tournament.
The JV girls first went against the Staunton River Golden Eagles on their first day of the tournament, falling on December 20. Unfortunately, Tweety would out-sly Sylvester and run away with the victory, as the Lady Cougars fell short in a 49-17 defeat.
According to the available online schedule at threeriversdistrictva.org, the JV basketball game which was originally scheduled for the 21st was canceled, though no reason was given. We spoke to one of the parents who told us it was because the other team was a no-show.
Finally, they would meet the Amherst County Lancers on the court on the last day of the tournament on December 22. They would succumb to the Lancers in a 20-51 loss.
The Varsity Lady Cougars had a bit more luck in the tournament, taking away 2 out of the 3 victories, with their schedule mimicking that of the JV girls. They, too, first played against the Staunton River Golden Eagles on December 20. As it goes in the animal kingdom, the feline devours the bird. The Lady Cougars clinched a 38-27 win over Staunton River.
Their next game against the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers proved to be a bit more of a challenge, as they would fall just short of a win, being bested by the Cavs in a 40-50 loss.
When the Lady Cougars faced off against the Amherst County Lancers in their final game in the tournament, the girls in blue shifted things around from the day before. The irony is written on the wall in this one, as the margin of victory the Cougars exercised over their opposition was nearly double. The Lancers were, dare we say, “lanced” by the Cougars 52-29.
Congratulations to both teams for the hard work they’ve put in this season, to the tournament, and to the days ahead! We’re excited to see how things play out in the end for all of our local basketball teams, as well as all other sports in Cougar Nation!
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