Peoples Bank and Trust Player of the Game for the Tuesday, Nov. 26 victory over Winfield Brittni Hagemeier gets two of her game high 21 points. Hagemeier is one of four Elsberry athletes up for the ISN ‘Baller of the Week’. Voting ends at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
It was quite an opening night for the Elsberry Lady Indians, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, as they took it to the paint against the Winfield Lady Warriors for a 67-46 victory.
“I think our girls had some really strong moments,” said Lady Indians Assistant Coach Judy Gomel. “There were times they played weak or not up to their true potential, but obviously they played stronger than weaker, because they still got the win.”
With it being only the first game, Gomel said she could see immediately that their strength lie in the team’s ability to get the ball down the court quickly and ball handling. She said they are also solid on presses.
“Our girls know the play’s, they know a lot of plays, which makes them good at finding the open man,” said Gomel.
One Lady Indian, who had a bit of a breakout moment during the second half was Passion Hunter-Edwards.
“She is just built for speed,” said Gomel. “That girl is one of the fastest girls on the court, anywhere and if we keep her healthy and uninjured, she will be a huge advantage for us this season.”
Up next for the lady’s is the Winfield Tournament starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 against the Silex Lady Owls. According to Gomel, this will be a true testament to the Lady Indians ability, as Silex is a strong team who knows how to play together.