Girls Varsity Basketball Update
The Lady Cats have been busy!
The Lady Cats of Westminster came away with a second-place finish in the Garden City Classic last weekend. This achievement marks the seventh-straight year the Lady Cats have finished either first or second in this 8-team tournament.
On their way to the championship game, WSA defeated Edmund Burke Academy for the third time this season in the tournament's first round, 49-36, and were led by junior post player Kaleigh Bakeman's 14 points and 12 rebounds.
In the second round, WSA squared off with Augusta Prep's junior varsity squad (Thomas Sumter Academy withdrew from the tournament at a late date, so APD JV served as the replacement squad in this year's tournament). Again, the Lady Cats were victorious, 39-25, behind senior leader Genevieve Waller's 16 points and junior post Drew Cooks' 11 rebounds.
In the championship game, WSA dropped a sloppy game to the Lady Cavaliers, 38-26, committing a bevy of turnovers and shooting just 33% from the floor. It was just the second defeat suffered against arch rival Augusta Prep in WSA's last 18 meetings.
Fresh off their second-place finish in the Garden City Classic, WSA traveled to Bulloch Academy last Tuesday night & struggled mightily against one of the more talented teams in GISA AAA, eventually succumbing 44-29 to the Lady Gators in Statesboro. Waller managed 14 points & Bakeman snared 11 rebounds, but neither was enough to overcome their second subpar performance in a row.
Friday night, WSA hosted an improving Fox Creek team fresh off a win against Strom Thurmond HS. The Lady Cats were sharp in the passing game, accumulating 17 total assists en route to a 57-38 thumping of the Lady Foxes. Waller went 6-of-7 from 3pt range on her way to lead all scorers with 25 points & was honored for having scored her 1,000th point earlier this season against this same Fox Creek team. Waller becomes the sixth Lady Cat to score 1,000+ points in her career (Amy Hancock, Lauren Snyder, Kate Matthai, Bobbi Wardwell, & Ashley Davis being the others), four of whom having hit the mark since Head Coach Greg Wilson's arrival during the 2009-10 season. Drew Cooks scored 10 points & Bakeman snatched 11 boards for the Lady Cats, who ran their record to 6-3 overall.
And Saturday afternoon, the Lady Cats traveled to Briarwood Academy to play an undefeated Lady Bucs' squad & again the Lady Cats were on point. Waller scored 25 points for the second-straight game & Bakeman grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Westminster, who completed their pre-Christmas schedule at 7-3 overall. Their next contest will be against that same Briarwood team on January 4th at 2:30PM at WSA.