Thursday, February 20, 2014
Fox Creek’s girls basketball season is nearing its conclusion.
The team (2-18, 1-10 Region 4-A) fell 50-34 against Blackville-Hilda on Monday night in a makeup game because of the winter storm.
The Predators played well in the contest, according to head coach Richard Brady.
“We’ve been out of school and haven’t done anything since we played last,” he said. “You know, with seven people already, they were a little bit winded, but they hung in there and played well. They’re having fun out there.”
In the game against Blackville-Hilda, Fox Creek was able to bring a balanced attack on offense.
“I think we spread it around tonight,” Brady said. “Keiana Green had a good night, and Dominique (Moore) had her normal night. Taylor Sheppard shot the ball well tonight. So, we played pretty well.”
The Predators have one more game this season, a makeup game against Williston-Elko, which is scheduled for Tuesday night. Fox Creek and Williston-Elko were to play last Thursday but were unable to due to the ice storm.
“We’re going to have to keep trying to play and stay after it,” Brady said. “They know it’s their last one, and I think they’re going to try and enjoy playing basketball.”
After the game against Williston-Elko, Brady and the Predators will be done for the season, which has had its struggles.
“I’m proud of this team,” he said. “We haven’t given up, even with so few players, and we still fight in every game. They didn’t quit when things got tough out there.”
Along with seniors Green, Moore and Sheppard, Brady will be done with high school basketball after Tuesday’s contest.
“I’m going to enjoy watching the girls play one last game,” he said. “This will be my last game, that’s it. I’m going to retire from girls basketball after that one. I’m going to go home and spend some time with my little boy. Girls basketball is always fun, and this was a good group to coach.”
Fox Creek is scheduled to play at Williston-Elko on Tuesday night at 5 p.m.
T.J. Lundeen is a reporter for the North Augusta Star. Follow him on Twitter @lundeentj for more updates.