2010-12-22 / Sports

Lady Bears remain undefeated on court

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com

Sophomore Alexus Gordon and freshman Amber McGee take the ball from a Jefferson County player. Sophomore Alexus Gordon and freshman Amber McGee take the ball from a Jefferson County player. The Lady Bears continued a winning streak last week to mark their best start in years.

Burke County High School’s girls basketball team moved to 5-0 after defeating Swainsboro and Jefferson County last Tuesday and Saturday, respectively.

Lady Bears Head Coach Angelica Collins still refuses to focus on their record but is looking more at the energy she’s seeing among her players.

“Right now, I’m proud of the effort they’re putting forth,” she said, adding that the girls continue to develop a good chemistry with each game.

Coach Collins also pointed to some young talent that has revived the team’s ability to compete. That breath of fresh air, combined with the skill of senior standout Anotrnia Walker, has made the team more aggressive with a much greater presence defensively.

“We have a little more athletic ability,” Coach Collins said, noting that it has allowed her to execute her coaching style more so this year. “It’s giving us something to work with and if you give us something to work with, we will at least compete.”

In the Lady Bears’ 54-50 win over Swainsboro, the team was led by Walker who scored 22 points and managed 7 steals and 7 rebounds. She also had 10 assists.

Freshman Amber McGee also picked up a doubledouble, scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. She had 6 steals as well.

Sophomores Alexus Gordon and Shonterious Williams added 10 and 8 points, respectively, and Williams had 8 rebounds.

The Lady Bears breezed by Jefferson County 56-24 later in the week.

Contributions from several players helped them jump to an early lead and a 27-14 advantage at halftime.

Gordon and McGee led in scoring with 12 points each. McGee also had 8 steals and 9 rebounds and Gordon had 4 steals and 6 rebounds.

Walker added 9 points and managed 10 steals and 8 assists. Junior Dominique Jenkins and sophomore Tre’Linda Little scored 7 and 6 points, respectively, and senior Breanna Habersham scored 4. Alexis Ferguson, Stacia Jackson and Williams each made a field goal.

The Lady Bears are playing in the Christmas Classic tournament in Orangeburg, SC this week and will resume play after the holidays with a Jan. 4 game at Screven County High School.

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