Warriorettes defeat CAI 60-40 Print
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 11:59


by Kaleb Mount


Before the Warriorettes’ game against CAI on Monday night, Nov. 30, Coach Donna Cheatham chewed out the players for being distracted in the locker room before the game. After straightening up and winning a 60-40 blowout, the Scottsburg girls demanded an apology. Cheatham obliged.

The Warriorettes’ were able to stay in control throughout the game. There was never a doubt of their dominance. In fact, after going up 19-4 in the .rst quarter, Cheatham began to dig deep into the team’s bench.

“I got to give some kids some very valuable playing time. I was able to experiment with the bench. You can’t always do that,” said Cheatham. “I’m still looking for subs who will score. They’re playing defense, but if you’re going to win a game you have to put a ball through a hoop. My subs are timid about that.”

Cheatham said she was especially impressed when veteran players began helping her to bring the bench up to speed. She watched Taylor Means and Emma Waskom pass up on easy shots in order to give substitutes opportunities.

Cheatham said the game was also beneficial because it helped the team confront their ultimate weakness.

“Obviously height is our Achilles heel. [CAI] had a couple of six-footers so we got to experience our disadvantage. If we had one big kid, we would go from being good to being very good,” said Cheatham.

According to Cheatham, basketball is a game of height, speed and muscle.

“We’ve got the speed, and I think we’re strong enough, but we don’t have the height. I think that hurts us in a lot of games,” said Cheatham.