The Yazoo City Lady Indians began district play last week and despite a valiant effort in a game that was back and forth, were defeated by the Gentry Lady Rams by a score of 27-22. The loss dropped the Lady Indians to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in district play.
The game would begin in the favor of the Lady Rams, who held a 4-3 lead over the Lady Indians after one quarter of play. This low-scoring trend continued in the second quarter as the Lady Rams outscored Yazoo City 6-2, to take a 10-5 lead at the end of the first half.
Not backing down, however, the Lady Indians came back with great focus and held back the Lady Rams with a 16-12 third quarter advantage. Both teams would head into the final quarter on almost equal footing as the Lady Rams held a one-point, 22-21 lead. The final quarter proved to be the decisive one as Gentry was able to hold off a late Lady Indian rally to secure the five-point win.
Despite the loss, Lady Indian head coach Mario Edwards seemed pleased with his teams’ performance. Edwards spoke highly of what they brought to the table against Gentry and bestowed high praise on his Lady Indians for the pride and effort they displayed in defeat.
“I was pleased with how they played,” said Edwards. “They came out like firecrackers and I'm glad with how they performed. We'll take the energy from this game and take it to the next level. They just need to continue to come with the same effort and desire to work hard and get better every day so we can come out better than before.”
E’kemi Johnson led the Lady Indians in scoring with seven points. Both Ebonee Brown and Antaniya Brown added four points apiece, followed by Talasia Green with three and Doukierra Martin and Zoe Baker each with two points.