Jumping off the right paw is just what the Lady Cougars needed to start the season as East Hardy prowled down the hardwood for a 40-19 victory over Harman last Tuesday in the Baker Den.
“It is always good to get a win. We are halfway to our win total of last year which was only two wins. We were able to execute our game plan,” East Hardy coach Bridget Billmeyer remarked.
Breaking the nerves of opening night, East Hardy’s Tera Jones provided comedic relief stepping up to the tip-off circle and turning to the coach asking how do you jump.
After East Hardy won the opening tip and the initial shot attempt hit the rim, Katee Short made a jump for the rebound and netted the putback en route to a game-high 14 points with the first field goal of the season coming at the 7:45 mark.
The Lady Panthers committed a double dribble, then East Hardy lost control of the ball on a drive to the basket by Jaden Fleshman with the ball ricocheting out of