Lady Highlanders get caught watching the paint dry in home loss

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

EUREKA SPRINGS -- It was another difficult night on the court for the Lady Highlanders as they were defeated 52-19 by the County Line Indians.

The difference in the game really came down to the versatility and experience between the two teams.

"They beat us pretty good," head coach Brian Rambo said. "They have a lot of experience together and they're a well-coached team."

Once again the Highlanders knew what the Indians' defense was capable of doing.

There were 25 points scored in the first quarter, however, 23 of those went to the Indians.

The different defenses that the Highlanders face continue to puzzle the inexperienced group.

"The full court press really hurt us," Rambo said. "We really have to get out there and understand the pressure."

Missed opportunities from the charity stripe continue to plague the team as well.

The team went to the line six times in the first quarter, but was unable to come away with any points.

"We just have to make good decisions," Rambo said. "We really haven't had much playing time together."

Laura Winters was the leading scorer for the team with six points and Taylor Osterhout and Jazmin Urioste both finished with four.

More time together on the court will help the team understand the different defenses, which according to Rambo, will help the team process information quicker and will lead to better decisions.

"It all comes down to playing together and spending more time on the court," he said.

Coming out quicker and being able to fire on all cylinders will reamain at the top of the team's priority list as they move forward throughout the season.

Rambo said that it's all a process and the team just has to rely on one another and communicate better.

Better communication will cut down on the team's turnovers and will put added pressure on the opponent, which will lead to wins.

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