McCormick girls make huge region statement
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:29 AM
McCORMICK — Injuries and the lack of a true point guard weren't kind to the McCormick High School girls basketball team for the brunt of its non-region schedule, as the Chiefs entered Region 1-A play with a 4-6 overall record.
McCormick's Nadia Wells scores against Calhoun Falls on Tuesday.
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But after two games of region play, the Chiefs have made this much clear: they can still win region games, and they can win them handily.
After a convincing road victory at Tamassee-Salem on Friday, the Chiefs followed that up with a dominant performance in its home region-opener Tuesday night by blasting No. 5-ranked Calhoun Falls 46-18.
McCormick coach Gena Wideman said coming into the matchup she wanted her team to push the ball up the floor to keep it out of the hands of Calhoun Falls guard Alayshia Davis.
It did just that, racking up 14 transition points in the third quarter alone as it blew the game into an all-out rout.
"We had to do something to combat that, because (Davis is) a darn good outside shooter," Wideman said. "I was fearful of her shooting the ball. We just had to figure out a way to combat that, because I think once she got hot, she would've been hot.
"So we had to move the ball in order to stop that, and I was proud of the way our girls responded."
Davis struggled shooting the ball, and finished with just six points. Without her productivity, the Blue Flashes were behind nearly from the start.
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