Photo by Amanda Hall
Friday night was a big night for the Golden Arrows Basketball program. The Golden Arrows traveled to Danville to take on the Little Johns. All four of the Lavaca teams played last night, and all four teams had a lot on the line. The Junior Lady Arrows played first, putting up 37 points. This was just enough to bring home the win and advance to a 4-1 conference record. They have one conference game left against Hackett on January 24th. Coach Vire had this to say,
“I thought the girls played hard tonight and the starters played the whole game. We were in a rhythm and we were playing well and we weren’t in foul trouble so I just rolled with those five tonight.
Anna Todaro shot the ball extremely well, she made six threes. Rylie Green did a good job of penetrating the lane. Defensively, we executed our game plan. We didn’t want to get beat in the post, Elle Williams, Lindsey Morgan, and Katie May did a great job of controlling the paint.”
The Senior Lady Arrows had a rough night and picked up their first conference loss. They will look to rebound on Homecoming night vs Mountainburg next Friday January 18th.
The Junior High Boys move to 5-0 after winning a shootout against the Little Johns 43-40 . The Senior Arrows advanced their record to 6-0. The Junior and Senior boys were playing to defend the number one seed in conference; both teams remain undefeated in conference play. Coach Coby Graves is proud of these kids and had this to say about the games,
“The junior boys battled through a lot of adversity last night to take sole possession of first place in the conference standings. We entered the game without one of our leading scorers and about half way through the second quarter we were without another. The ability of this team to grind out the win under these circumstances really showed the toughness of our team. A lot of young guys stepped up and gained valuable minutes as we inch closer to the district tournament.“
Coach Reed was also very proud of both of the boy teams Friday night. He had this to say about the games,
“Danville is always a tough place to play. In both games emotions were high because 1st place was on the line. I’m proud of our guy’s stability throughout. We didn’t play flawlessly in either game, but competed and finished both games. We battled injury, foul trouble, a rough shooting night and still found a way to win. Winning on the road in conference is always huge.”