Lady Cougars at 7-9 entering holiday break
LAUGHLIN — Laughlin High School Lady Cougars suffered a 39-31 loss to the Lincoln County Lady Lynx in The Cougars Den on Dec. 21.
The loss to their NIAA 2A South League rival brings the Lady Cougars league record to 3-3 and their overall record to 7-9.
The Lady Cougars kept it close all game long but weren’t able to get enough scoring to take the lead back.
Lady Cougars’ Jasmine Donnett found herself in foul trouble early in the game which forced head coach Don Arsenault to substitute her.
“The team goes as she goes,” Arsenault said talking about Donnett. “She dictates so much of our offense so when she’s not on the court it’s hard for us to get the offense going.”
The Lady Cougars found themselves down 31-22 late in the game and had a couple of chances to close the gap but couldn’t convert on the chances.
Despite not having their floor general for long periods of time the Lady Cougars kept on battling and kept on fighting for loose balls.
“This is one of the more complete games that we have played all year long,” said Arsenault. “Sometimes we tend to play down to our competition but this time we were right there with them. We did get into some foul trouble in the game but if we put a couple more baskets in this game probably has a different ending.”
Ashley Bishop led the Lady Cougars with 11 points followed by Faith McGeehan with eight.
“We are a young basketball team and every day they are increasing their basketball IQ,” said Arsenault. “The fact that I’m going to have this group for a little while longer excites me because I know that they can be special.”
The Lady Cougars are in their Christmas break; they will resume their schedule with an away game against Indian Springs on Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m.