The Lady Demons went 2-0 the past week to improve to 4-2, 1-0. They won a non-league game against Monte Vista 34-32 and then secured their first Tri-Peaks League win over Lamar 43-38.
Buena Vista got off to a fast start against Monte Vista Dec. 17, and led 23-7 by halftime.
“We did not come out the second half with the same intensity that we had in the first half,” said coach Robert Crowther.
The team still held the lead 29-15 to start the fourth quarter. Monte Vista applied full court pressure that caused several Buena Vista turnovers and led to layups for the Lady Pirates.
Buena Vista weathered the storm and held on to win 34-32.
“I am sure that the girls will learn from the experience and be a better team because of it,” said Crowther.
Maddy McFee led the team in scoring with 20 and Rebecca Ogden had seven. Sage McGinnis pulled down 10 rebounds.
It had been a long time since Buena Vista had picked up a win against the always-tough Lamar Lady Savages.
They came to town once again with a tall lineup Dec. 21, the height advantage made it tough for the Lady Demons to get rebounds and Lamar won that battle, 34-27. Their offensive rebounds led to 13 points on put backs.
Aja Hogan came off the bench and gave the team just the spark they needed to get going. She pulled down several rebounds and scored four points in a short stretch to help the team get a solid second quarter lead.
Lexi Petri had her best game of the season, scoring eight points while pulling down four rebounds, and displaying good leadership throughout the game.
McFee again led the scoring with 25 points while McGinnis controlled the boards with ten rebounds.
“I feel the team is getting better and better and showing improvement each game,” said Crowther. “The girls are working hard and will enjoy this little break.”
The Lady Demons travel to James Irwin Jan. 10 for varsity girls action only before hosting Florence Jan. 11