After sustaining a heartbreaking 39-38 loss to David Emanuel last Friday night, the Briarwood Lady Bucs went down to Louisville the next night and claimed a big 47-25 win over Thomas Jefferson Academy.
"I could not believe we bounced back the way we did against TJ, having to turn around and play just 18 hours after the loss to David Emanuel," said Briarwood Head Coach Clayton Parrish. "It was definitely the best ball game we've played all year. We came out and played really hard, both offensively and defensively. We held them to only five points the second half."
The Lady Bucs' big win over Thomas Jefferson's Lady Jaguars was sparked in part by Briarwood's stellar play from the free-throw line, connecting on 10-of-11 shots.
Recently, Coach Parrish talked to his team about their potential. The team turned right around and showed themselves and their coaches just what they are capable of when they play to their full potential.
Earlier this season, Thomas Jefferson defeated Briarwood 41-37 at the Briarwood gym.
During the first half of the game against the Lady Jaguars, it was close, as the Lady Bucs clung to just a one-point, 21-20 lead at halftime.
A stingy Briarwood defense allowed their opponents only five points during the remainder of the game, which spanned 16 minutes.
Celeste Maria Johnson led the Lady Bucs in the scoring department with 12 points. Brittani Phelps and Lizzie Keen each added 10 points.
In the loss to David Emanuel, Gabriel Story hit a three-point basket from the corner with just seven seconds left to lift her team to victory. She ended up with 8 points - obviously the last hoop being her biggest one of the night.
Phelps led Briarwood with 12 points. She was followed by Maggie Keene with 9. Sarah Nutial and Johnson each scored 6 points, respectively.
Coach Parrish commended the play of Emily Henderson in the game against the Lady Eagles, saying, "She came off the bench and played a real intense defensive game for us. I was real pleased with her effort."
Briarwood will play again next Monday when they host Edmund Burke Academy from Waynesboro.