LBWCC falls Monday, looks forward

Published 12:01 am Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chattahoochee Valley’s size was too much for LBWCC’s basketball teams Monday night as the Saints dropped both contests in conference play.

The women’s squad suffered an 83-72 loss, while the men’s squad fell 86-57 in a rout.

“They were just too big and strong,” LBWCC coach Ricky Knight said. “They’ve got a bunch of kids who have big bodies. They let them play real physical and physical players aren’t what I got.”

With this loss, the Lady Saints dropped to 4-1 in the ACCC South Conference. They are still in second place.

The Saints dropped to 3-3 in conference play and are in third place.

Knight said Chattahoochee is the team to beat in the conference. CVCC is in first place in conference play.

Kamiaya Nall led the Lady Saints with 16 points and eight rebounds. Tori Lowe had 10 points. Shauntal Byrd grabbed eight rebounds and five assists, while Kerra Hollaway had six rebounds.

Kyser Irby led the Saints with 22 points and nine rebounds. Kenny Green added 10 points.

Today, both teams will travel to face Wallace-Selma for a conference game. The women’s team tips off at 5:30 p.m. The men’s team plays in the night cap, starting at around 7:30.

Knight said the players are focusing on getting better.

“That’s all we can do is to try to get better,” he said. “Our girls, the problem we had with the girls at (Chattahoochee Valley) is that we just couldn’t score. We couldn’t make those wide open shots.”

Currently, Wallace-Selma is tied for second place with the Lady Saints.

“That’s a big game for us over there (today),” Knight said. “If we can beat them, then we’ll knock them down (in the conference standings).

“We’re going to have three games at home in February that are going to be very important games for us,” he said. “We play against Chattahoochee Valley, Wallace (Selma) and Bishop (State).

“February is going to be a very important month for us,” he said.