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Girls basketball looks to storm Screamin’ Eagles nest, pick up win number 10

Ajay Branch and Exlee Dawson

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Watkins Mill girls basketball looks to get back on that winning train when they leave the Den and try to take over the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles nest tonight, at 7:15pm.

The Lady ‘Rines hosted the Poolesville Falcons last Friday, January 27. The team fought hard but was unable to pull through to get the win. Communication was the common theme once again for this Watkins Mill team.

The team needs to, “communicate on the court and help people on what to do in certain situations,” junior guard Heaven Atta said.

Junior center Je’nan Hayes agreed with Atta, saying, “We were not really communicating well.”

Another problem for the team was Poolesville’s height according to Atta. “We knew that they had a lot of height [but] we didn’t pump fake and use the techniques we learned during practice in the game,” Atta added.

Watkins Mill broke their four-game skid with a wonderful win against the Northwest Jaguars here at the Mill on Wednesday, January 27 with a 46-49 victory. The ‘Rines played hard defense which made it hard for the Jaguars to get to the rack. “We fought back and we attacked more, we used the things we learned in practice during the game,” senior small forward Shawna McDougall said. McDougall ended the game with 26 points and 11 boards.

Freshman guard Jada Thornton believes the main thing that helped win the game was the way they “kept [their] composure even though it was an intense game, [even when Northwest] caught back up and almost got the lead.”

Watkins Mill increased their losing streak to four when they faced the Quince Orchard Cougars on Monday, January 23, with a 27-68 loss. The Lady ‘Rines started the game out strong but could not hold on. The Cougars caught up, scoring 25 in the second quarter while our ‘Rines struggled to catch up.

In order to get a win on the road to increase their record to 10-6, McDougall says the team must “keep fighting and not give up, we have to keep encouraging the team to keep going.”

Come out and support our Lady ‘Rines tonight at 7:15pm, at Seneca Valley High School!

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