Lady Wildcats dealt a blow in 57-17 loss to Samson

Published 2:15 am Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lady Wildcats’ head coach Kris Staley said his team’s lack of offensive discipline helped lead to their 57-17 loss to Samson Monday night.

“We had a lot of turnovers last night,” Staley said. “Nobody can win a game like that, not even an NBA team can win a game like that.”

Despite the loss, Staley said the team showed a lot of potential.

“We showed a lot of promise,” he said. “We’re going to be OK. We need to peak at the right time. We’re young. I’ve got a majority of sophomores and freshmen, so we’re very young. I’m looking for great things to come out of this group.”

At practice leading up to Friday night’s game against Goshen, Staley said the team will be focusing on “defense.”

“We’re going to concentrate solely on defense,” he said. “I love defense. I’m a defensive minded guy and I think we’ll be all right. We’ll concentrate a lot on defense and go from there. It’s going to be defense, defense and defense.”

During the game, some players got upset because of the caliber of play. Staley said he has told the girls that nothing is easy when it comes down to it.

“I told them that it’s going to be a tough fight, nothing is easy,” Staley said. “Success isn’t built overnight. It’s going to be a tough fight and we’ll get there.

“I understand why they were upset, we had a great off season and summer workouts and they did a lot of work,” he said. “To come short like that, they were upset about it. We’re going to keep working to get there.”

In order for his team to be successful, Staley said more work has to be done in the areas of offense and turnovers.

“Not turning the ball over and taking care of the ball more is what we have to work on,” he said. “We’re going to go back to work and get back to the drawing board. We’re going to be OK.”