The Corcoran High varsity girls’ team defeated Granite Hills 63-46 Friday in East Sequoia League play. Corcoran’s leading scorer was Jacquelyn Noble who had 18 points followed by Imari Russell with 14 and Hydee Tapia with 12.
Despite the win, Coach Doug White says his team is still struggling at times this season and he’s hoping some line-up changes fix their problem areas.
“Our starters don’t play with enough effort or conviction”, he noted.
He added that teams are playing a triangle and two defense against them which takes out the two main scorers and so far no one has stepped up to make them not play a triangle and two defense. White also said that the team has a hard time playing defense. They forget assignments and leave the basket unguarded, allowing the ball to penetrate directly to the basket. And they also don’t box out.
“Against Sierra Pacific, in a game for control of league, we had a thorough meltdown and lost all of our team discipline. It was one of the biggest disappointments in all my years of coaching. We came back somewhat in the game against Granite Hills, but it still took half the game before they finally ran the offense that they were being told to run,” White commented.
Against Granite Hills Russell pulled down 10 rebounds and Noble had four assists. Against Sierra Pacific, the Lady Panthers lost 38-55. Details were not available at press time.
Corcoran will be in town today (Thursday) when they host Strathmore. Games begin at 5 p.m. in the big gym at CHS. The Lady Panthers will host their final home game of the season Friday, Feb. 13 against Frazier Mountain with JV beginning at 5 and varsity following the JV game.