The Brusly High School girls basketball team got some confidence for Christmas. The Lady Panthers claimed two wins as they head into district 6-3A play this week.
During the Christmas break, the Lady Panthers basketball team made two trips to New Orleans and returned home with a victory both times.
“Going into district, it’s important to know that we can win games playing different styles of basketball,” Brusly coach Shawn Bradford said. “I stress to the young ladies that no matter how the offense is going, the defense has to be solid every night. Great defense leads to easy offense.”
The Lady Panthers defeated Academy of Our Lady 33-31 on Friday, Dec. 22, to start the break on a positive note. Brusly’s Angel Bradford led the team in scoring with 17 points and Myla Edwards added another 14 points to the win.
The Lady Panthers also defeated Sacred Heart of New Orleans 48-39 in their first game of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 4.
This game proved to be the most balanced offensive performance up to this point for the young Lady Panthers with seven players contributing to the win.
The Lady Panthers will begin district 6-3A play this Friday, Jan. 12, against 17-7 Mentorship Academy team at Brusly High School at 6:00 p.m.
“We are in a position in which we have to perform well in district to give ourselves an opportunity to get into the playoffs. It’s important for the growth of this team to experience playoff basketball this season,” Bradford said. “I’m confident that can be achieved, we just have to be consistent with the things we can control such as boxing out, eliminating turnovers, and not letting teams outwork us.”