Renaissance's junior varsity girls basketball team played against Martin Luther King's junior varsity girls basketball team on Feb. 5.
Jordan McCowin, center for RHS, started the game by scoring the first three points from foul shots. MLK responded by hitting two three-point shots back to back.
King went on a scoring run for about four minutes in the third quarter, however RHS countered in the fourth quarter with a 6-point run. RHS won 55-30.
Azaria Huggins scored 28 points for RHS. Layla Bullock and Makayla Coleman each scored 8.
RHS junior varsity coach Juanita Cochran said she was thrilled that the girls were able to come away with the win.
“Overall I think we made small mental mistakes that we definitely corrected in the second half as far as slowing down, taking care of the ball a little more and finishing around the rim,” Cochran said.
When it comes to basketball and taking control, Cochran is all about getting her girls ready to win. “We talked it over and tried to get them out of the locker room so they can shoot some layups,” she said. We just wanted to get them settled and slow down the pace of the game so that we can control the game.”