Girls Varsity Basketball Season Update
The Westminster Lady Wildcats had a busy week last week that began with a trip to Calhoun Falls, SC.
The Lady Cats were on top of their game from the outset as they dominated both inside and outside the paint from start to a finish resulting in a dominant 61-13 win over Calhoun Falls Charter that placed the Lady Cats' overall record at 10-4. WSA was led by senior Genevieve Waller's 16 points. Junior point guard Cammi Williamson followed up Waller's effort with 11 points of her own. Junior post Kaleigh Bakeman added 8 points & 8 rebounds.
On January 18, the Lady Wildcats hosted SCISA member & cross-town rival Augusta Christian. AC (11-5 overall) pushed out to an early lead at 9-4 before WSA went on a 12-2 run to go up 16-11. The game was back & forth for much of the third quarter before AC ran out to a 45-32 lead early in the fourth quarter behind senior & 2019 Augusta Area Private School Player of the Year Morgan Millhouse's 23 points. WSA was led by Waller's 13 points followed by Williamson & junior post Drew Cooks' 9 points apiece. Cooks also led all rebounders with 12. Westminster closed the gap to 2 points but could get no closer down the stretch. The loss put Westminster at 10-5 overall and still 1-1 in region play.
WSA traveled just 3 miles down Wheeler Road to take on region rival Augusta Prep on January 21. After defeating the Lady Cavaliers 17-straight times from 2015-19, the Lady Wildcats dropped the Tuesday night game by a score of 53-41, their third loss to AP in their last four games. Prep is having one of their best seasons in a decade & are now 13-4 overall & 1-2 in Region 4-AAA while WSA fell to 10-6 overall & 1-2 in region play. Prep was paced by senior All-State point guard Nina Shaver's 17 points while WSA was led again by Waller's 15 points. WSA posts Christina Brown & Kaleigh Bakeman each had 8 points.
WSA will entertain the first-place team in Region 4-AAA, John Milledge Academy (15-2 overall, 3-0 in Region 4-AAA), on Tuesday, January 28 at 6PM. The Lady Cats suffered a 47-20 thumping at the hands of JMA in Milledgeville just two weeks ago.