Lexington girls earn first win
Wed. December 05, 2012 at 11:43 p.m. | By Staff Reports
Lexington’s girls have been playing catch-up in virtually every game this season.
Tuesday, they turned the tide.
The Jackets jumped out to a 14-6 lead after one quarter and held on for a 44-33 nonconference victory over visiting Northwest Guilford, after starting the season 0-4.
“We finally got us a win,” Lexington coach Lamont Johnson said. “I think it will give our girls a little bit of confidence.
“We’ve been struggling early.”
Johnson moved Karrigan Ellison to the point guard position, and the results were impressive. Ellison led a very balanced scoring attack with 13 points. Alexis Fowler added 12 points, Jasmine Carter had nine and Emerson Hayes eight.
That was music to Johnson’s ears. “We re-evaluated our situation, and put her at the point guard,” he added. “And she did a great job.
“She can shoot the 3, and she can also post up.”
Getting off to a quick start allowed the Jackets to relax and play their game as well. Early deficits have been a big factor in their winless start.
“We usually get down and have to struggle to get back,” Johnson said. “We use a lot of energy getting back, and then can’t finish.
“So with the lead, it kind of eased the tension.”