Goshen, PCHS girls routed in tourney openers

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, December 19, 2013

G.W. Long 44, Goshen 22: The youth and inexperience of the Goshen Lady Eagles showed from the opening tip of the first game of the Goshen Holiday Tournament. G.W. Long led the entire way, and grew its lead to 27 early in the fourth quarter.

Head coach Johnny Mitchell said the lack of experience of his girls was the deciding factor against the much more polished Rebels.

“We know we are starting from scratch with this program,” Mitchell said. “We have a couple of seventh graders, and a bunch of girls that have never played basketball before. G.W. Long, like everyone we have played, is way ahead of us on our knowledge base, but we will keep pounding that rock and come back tomorrow.”

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Goshen will next play Friday at 3:30 p.m.


Samson 61, Pike County 13: Pike County head coach Tayamoko Iverson had a simple answer for his team’s struggles Thursday night.

“We were just flat out of sync,” said Iverson. “Our girls played hard all night, we just couldn’t get in a rhythm. We have to refocus and come back tomorrow.”

Pike played Samson in the season opener, and fell 47-19. Iverson feels Samson is one of the better teams in the area.

“We saw them once already this season, and played a much cleaner game,” Iverson said. “They are a tough draw in the first round, and their team is very fundamentally sound. We see what we need to work on now.”