Lady Jags drop first game of the year
Published 11:13 am Friday, November 20, 2015
By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor
HOMEWOOD – The Lady Jaguars played their second game of the season just 48 hours after their first, which was a convincing 73-34 win over Minor at home. The second game of the year did not go so smoothly for Spain Park, as the Lady Jags traveled to face defending 6A state champion Homewood on Nov. 19. The Lady Patriots pressed Spain Park, and pressed, and pressed some more as the home team sprinted to a relatively easy win, and the final was 85-62 in favor of Homewood.
Down 37-29 late in the second quarter, Elizabeth Philpot and Claire Holt hit a pair of three’s to pull the Lady Jaguars back to within four points at 39-35, but Homewood quickly extended it’s lead again before the half and took a 48-36 lead into the break.
Homewood ran a full court press for the entire game. The Lady Patriots trapped at seemingly every opportunity in the backcourt, and in general made life frustrating for the Spain Park guards all night. Holt hit a pair of threes late in the third quarter to keep the game interesting at 59-48 late in the period, but Homewood pulled away completely in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Jaguars 26-14 to push Spain Park’s record to 1-1 on the season with the 85-62 loss.
Ajah Wayne, one of the best girls players across the state, scored 20 points to lead Homewood while Holt had 16 points thanks to five three’s to lead Spain Park.