Red Raider girls cruise past Bison
It was all T.W. Andrews from the beginning.
The defending PAC-6 2A conference champion Red Raiders girls basketball team held crosstown rival High Point Central to just five points and caused 36 turnovers in route to a 69-5 victory Friday night in the Millis Center at High Point University.
Shamisha Farabee led all scorers with 14 points, followed by reigning PAC-6 co-conference player of the year Santia Davis with 13. Andrews won its third game of the season to remain unbeaten.
“We worked hard on defense tonight and that led us to be successful on the offensive side. Our defense is a huge benefit for our offense.” Andrews head coach John Shearin said.
Andrews mixed its defenses to keep the inexperienced Bison off balance, including a full court man-to-man press and a halfcourt zone defense.
“Our team has a lot of chemistry. We communicated and talked well on the floor tonight.” Red Raider guard October Campbell said. Campbell, who was a big part of last season’s undefeated conference championship team, scored nine points.
In the first half, Andrews forced 22 turnovers, only allowing the Bison to get off four shots. Big 3-point baskets came from Davis and Campbell.
Andrews spread the offense around with all but two players reaching the scoring column.
“That’s the way our offense is going to look. We hope to get a balance scoring attack every night – it may vary. I thought tonight was a complete team effort, not just one individual.” Shearin said. “You know, we had a lot of freshman playing in their first varsity basketball season, I was pleased by their performance.”
In addition to Farabee, Davis, and Campbell, Destiny Timberlake scored 10 points off the bench.
“We want to be able to beat teams with our offense, not just in transition. I think our offense is very good.” Davis said.
Meanwhile, Central’s young team (0-3) continues to struggle, having a complete makeover to the roster from a season ago.
The teams will square off again in two weeks at Andrews.