Lady Chiefs pick up second win, suffer big loss

Published 3:52 am Wednesday, February 9, 2005

By Staff
Tim Cottrell
After picking up their first win of the season, the Northview Lady Chiefs were hungry for more. They took on W.S. Neal Friday night in Molino, and then travelled to Brewton to face T.R. Miller on Saturday night.
Coach Lorenzo Jones said the Lady Chiefs have gotten much better.
"We've really been playing good team ball, lately," Coach Lorenzo Jones said. "We're playing better defense as well."
Northview 46
W.S. Neal 25
On Friday night, the Lady Chiefs played by far their best game of the season in thrashing the W.S. Neal Lady Blue Eagles by a score of 46-25.
"We really controlled the game throughout," Jones said. "We were able to press early and get a big lead."
The Lady Blue Eagles briefly made a run early in the second quarter, but they would get no closer than five points.
Alexis White lead the scoring for the Lady Chiefs with 30 points. Amber Cutts added nine, Finese Newton pitched in four, and K'lyn Vaughn rounded out the scoring with three points.
"We played some tough defense and really put pressure on them," Jones said. "After winning one, they finally believed they could win."
T.R. Miller 65
Northview 8
After gaining a lot of confidence in two previous wins, the Lady Chiefs were brought back down to earth by the defense and quickness of the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers.
"They were just way too fast for us," Jones said.
The game was 55-2 entering the fourth quarter, at which point T.R. Miller coach Ron Jackson pulled his starters.
Alexis White lead the scoring for the Lady Chiefs with six points. Amber Cutts added two. Joy McCorvey of T.R. Miller lead all scorers in the game with 24 points.
Jones was able to find some silver lining in the dark cloud.
"A lot of the girls saw why I preach summer camps to them so much," Jones said. "One of my ninth graders came up to me at one point in the game and told me that we all needed to do one, so that was encouraging. A lot of their players really coached up our players during the game. We got to see where we'd like to be one day."
In boys action, the Northview Chiefs defeated W.S. Neal Friday night by a score of 42-21. They then travelled to Brewton and suffered a 71-53 loss to the T.R. Miller Tigers. Coach Leroy Harris was unavailable for comment following the games, and stats were also unavailable to the Advance.

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