Lady Panthers improve to 3-0 headed into Thanksgiving holidays

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer


It was a week of opposites for the French Camp Academy girls basketball team last week. The Lady Panthers won both of the games they played to move to 3-0 on the season, but they used different styles to pull off the sweep.

Last Tuesday’s 58-45 win over visiting Philadelphia featured a wide-open game with a lot of free throws and a lot of open-court style offensive attacks. Thursday’s 36-29 road win over Nanih Waiya was just the opposite as the Lady Warriors were more deliberate in their style.

“The game was just up and down, back and forth,” FCA head coach Martha Ward said of the win over Philadelphia. “They pressured the ball and stayed after us full court the whole game, which led to more one-on-one situations.”

French Camp built a 30-19 lead at the half and then held on for the comfortable win.

Suna Kuac led FCA with 17 points and a whopping 19 rebounds, while Anna Grace Mackenzie hit for 11 points, Myesha Scott 10 and Carlin West nine. Widan Toto pulled down 10 rebounds for FCA.

The game against Nanih Waiya featured lower scoring due to the pace of the game.

“They were a very disciplined team and ran a lot of set plays,” Ward said. “It was a total 180(degree turn) for us from the game against Philadelphia.”

The Lady Panthers held a 19-11 lead at the half. Mackenzie led FCA in scoring with eight points, while Kuac and West scored seven points each for French Camp.

French Camp has this week off due to Thanksgiving holidays and returns to action when it visits Philadelphia on Tuesday, Dec. 3.