Brusly Lady Panther coach Liza Whittington says her team still needs plenty of work before the start of District 7-3A action, but otherwise she’s content with what she has seen from the team thus far.
The Lady Panthers dominated Pointe Coupee Central three of four quarters en route to a lopsided 53-26 win in non-district fare last Tuesday.
Brusly also posted a win over West Feliciana in a non-district romp Thursday night.
The Lady Panthers improved to 9-5 overall. BHS has already matched the total wins for all of last season.
PCC posed no threat to Brusly, but Whittington cited several areas the Lady Panthers must improve before the start of district action in January.
The Lady Panthers shot around 50 percent from the free thrown line against PCC. BHS also committed 28 turnovers against the Lady Cougars.
“We’re playing as a team and getting better as a team, but we still have a long way to go,” Whittington said. “We need to clean up our performance a bit.
“Twenty-eight turnovers are way too many and I won’t really be happy on free throws until we get to eighty percent,” she said. “But the girls are getting better with each game and their much better than they were last year at this time.”
Sophomore Akiya Thymes posted 13 points to pace the Lady Panthers, while fellow 10th grader Madison LaPrairie netted 12. Junior Donkita Williams had nine points, Johnee LeBlanc had eight and Kelsey Parker seven.
LaPrairie also had two shots from three-point range.
Williams finished 5-for-8 at the free throw line.
The Lady Panthers coasted to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter off a pair of Williams free throws, as well as goals by Tymes, LaParirie, Briana Granville and Shaquan Murphy.
LaPrairie powered BHS in the second quarter with a pair of three-point nets, while Thymes had two buckets and LeBlanc one to put Brusly in a commanding 27-8 halftime lead.
PCC picked up steam in the third quarter off a pair of Mikayla Cotton baskets, as well as goals by Chelsea Williams and Antonio Rogers (who led with eight points).
Williams went 2-for-2 at the line in the third quarter, while Parker added two baskets.
Brusly closed the final quarter with 15 points, including six by Thymes, and four by Johnae LeBlanc.
Thymes scored 19 points to dominate Brusly scoring in a 60-48 win over West Feliciana. She hit a three-point basket in the first quarter, two in the second and one more in the fourth.
Williams finished with 10 points. She also finished 4-for-5 at the line.
Parker had six points. LaPrairie and Granville each had five.
Brusly led 29-22 at halftime and 43-35 at the end of the third.
The Lady Panthers were set to visit Lutcher Dec. 27 and St. John Jan. 2.