The Cedarville Sr Lady Pirates have decided that the days of smooth sailing is too cliché. It’s 2021 for petes sake, time to upgrade. So the Lady Pirates folded and put away their sails in exchange for 3.4 liters Evinrude motors and have flown past their competition ever since. On Thursday, January 21st, Cedarville fired up their motors against the Booneville Lady Bearcats and left Booneville in their wake in a 68-55 win.
Cedarville didn’t just go into the game with cannons firing, they brought out the snipers too as the Lady Pirates sank a total of twelve 3 point shots against Booneville. Katie McBroom swept the floor with the Lady Bearcats defense hitting sic 3 pointers and scoring a total of 22 points in the game. Makayla Pearcy also pierced Booneville for six 3 points to put up a mathematical perfect 18 points on the scoreboard. If Booneville tried to get wise and shut down the two sharpshooters, the Lady Pirates would merely take the ball low to score. Chloe Morrow destroyed the scoreboard with 10 points while Emily Wood hooped up 8 points in the game. McKenzie Marion rode a wave of 6 points against the Lady Bearcats and Katelynn Oden rounded out the scoring with 4 points.
With a 13-2 overall record and 5-1 conference record, the Lady Pirates aren’t a team anyone wants to face right now. It’s doesn’t matter if you believe the world is flat or round, no one can deny that Cedarville has been making the rounds by flattening their opponents. Their next opponent though is no pushover and have put holes in the Lady Pirates hull in the past. On Saturday, January 23rd Cedarville will host (dum dum dum) the Lady Tigers of Charleston.
Head Coach Andrew Tencleve stated, “We play Charleston for a makeup game this Saturday. Our job is to play to the best of our ability and win as many games as we can. The game will make it to where we play Charleston twice in only a four-day span. They’re definitely going to be a tough opponent because they are playing really well right now. But just like them, we’re on fire plus we have home-court advantage Saturday. I think our girls have it in them to get the job done.” After Saturday’s play, the Sr Lady Pirates will take on the Lady Tigers again at Charleston on Tuesday, January 26.
Photo courtesy of Malinda Mizell