The Briarwood Academy Lady Bucs notched a region win last Friday by defeating Thomas Jefferson Academy 54-40 in Warrenton. Briarwood entered this week 7-3 overall and 1-1 in region action.
Lady Bucs Head Coach Tommy Cain said since they had already lost one region game the pressure was on to win this one.
“We played a pretty good game. We’re a work in progress and we’re getting better at what we do,” he said. “We still haven’t got the whole playbook put in, but the girls are working hard and playing hard. I’m proud of what I see.”
Coming off the Friday win, the Briarwood girls faced a much tougher and closer game Saturday when they hosted Piedmont Academy.
At the break, Piedmont led 20-19, but the Lady Bucs fought back in the second half.
“We trailed at the half and were actually down with less than two minutes to go in the game and the girls sucked it up and did whatever they had to do to win,” said Cain.
“Kennedy Mosley hit two big free throws to put us up by 3 points with about 10 seconds and we were able to steal the pass on the in-bounds play with our press and won the game, but it was a hard-fought victory,” explained the Briarwood coach.
Mosley led the team with 16 points and the only points she put up in the fourth quarter were from the two vital foul shots. Camille Wilson scored 8 and was followed by Chloe Wilson with 7 and then Mattie Grae Cheely with 6.
Tuesday, the Lady Bucs traveled to Athens to face Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School. Since the game did not start until after press time for this issue of the Progress, no information was available.
The game marked an opportunity for Cain to record a 600th career win.
“I’m not worried about that. I’m worried about winning the ball game because we need to win a region game on the road,” he said, Monday.
Friday Briarwood will host Edmund Burke Academy in region actions.
“We can’t afford to get behind the eight ball by losing games at home in the region,” said Cain.
Then, on Saturday the Lady Bucs travel to Sandersville to take on Piedmont Academy in non-region action.