By: Bradley Cole
For North Henderson’s girls basketball team, improvement is everything.
After falling to Owen in their first game of the year, the Lady Knights have kept pushing forward and fixed their minor mistakes to win five straight games. Their most recent victory came on Tuesday night at East, 48-40.
North’s overall record of 5-1 has gotten the team off to one of their best starts in history with coach Sue Moon in command. North has not lost a game since November 15th.
Most of the team’s success has come from the senior duo of Teegan Bullock and Caroline Marsh. With Marsh averaging 17.2 points a game and Bullock putting up 13.3 points a game, the two have been the leadership for the young but growing team.
They’ve especially been successful on the defensive side of the ball, averaging 37.5 rebounds and 11.5 steals per game. Marsh leads the team in the rebounding category with 9.8, senior Shelly Banz averages 6.0, and Karlee Honeycutt grabs 5.8 rebounds per game. Caroline Marsh also leads her team in steals with 3.2 per game.
The Lady Knights look to keep on improving as the season moves on.
“We are 2-0 in conference, 5-1 overall, and we still have things we can work on,” Marsh said. “We have good team connections and I feel that if we continue to work on the little things we will have a great season.”
As their biggest conference competition in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference such as Pisgah, Tuscola, and others have lost key players, coach Sue Moon emphasized that she wants her squad to take full advantage of the opportunity to contend for a conference title.
“If you’re going to beat those [top] teams, now is the time to do so,” Moon said.
North will look to stay undefeated in conference play on Friday night as they host Tuscola.