Lady Patriots end amazing season with tough loss in Regional Final
By CALEB ODOM (email@example.com)
The Northwest Regional Final was the final game for the Bob Jones Lady Patriots as they came up short to Hoover 48-35 on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in at Wallace State.
The Lady Bucs’ Reniya Kelly tallied 18 points in the victory for Hoover who hit the ground running in this one.
It was 11-5 Hoover after a quarter of action.
The second quarter was more of the same for the Lady Patriots was they scored another five points before halftime to trail 25-10 at the midway point.
“Starting slow really falls on us,” Bob Jones head coach Jasmine Carr said.
“We didn’t get into our sets enough. We settled at times, gave up offensive rebounds as well as missed defensive assignments that we shouldn’t have.”
The Lady Patriots were led by the scoring of Zamrya Goode, who accounted for 11 points in the game.
“Zamyra brings so much high intensity to our team on both ends of the floor,” Carr said.
“I hate she got into foul trouble early in the first half, but she rebounded the ball well for us after halftime and also got to the free throw line by being aggressive offensively.”
Bob Jones made some adjustments at halftime like bringing more defensive pressure which helped the Lady Patriots close in on Hoover a little better.
By the end of the third quarter, it was 34-21 Lady Bucs with time running out on the season for Bob Jones.
Something interesting that happened in this game was that Hoover scored 11 points in the first quarter and then 14 in the second period.
In the third and fourth quarters, the Lady Patriots had the same scoring sequence with 11 and then 14.
In the end, Hoover had the number that mattered though, with 48 total points to Bob Jones’ 35.
The Lady Bucs move on to the State Semi-Finals where they do battle with Prattville on Thursday, March 2 at 9:00 a.m. at Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.