By Allison Foster
On Wednesday, Oct. 27 the Pomeroys took on Lincoln Trail College in a scrimmage game to open the 2010-2011 season. There were about 40 people in attendance at the Community Recreation Trail Center where SMWC holds their games.
With only five healthy players available for the scrimmage, the team and coaches had a little concern.
“Having only five and a half players and the other team with 10 players is a small disadvantage for us tonight,” said Head Coach Deanna Bradley.
SMWC started the first half with a solid foundation and a good pace.
Freshman Jordan Barton scored the first points of the game for the Pomeroys.
“One important thing for the team to win tonight’s game was to rebound,” said Bradley.
About seven minutes into the first half the score was 32-13 with the Pomeroys keeping a strong lead. The end of the first half ended, putting SMWC on top with a 20 point lead and a score of 43-23.
Once the second half started, Lincoln Trail began to catch up quickly. The score rose quickly to 50-37. While they attempted to close the gap, they couldn’t quite outscore the Pomeroys.
Lincoln Trail’s sideline bench of players started to make lots of commotion to distract the Pomeroys. It took them by surprise, but it did not stop them from staying focused for the game.
With three minutes left in the game the score was 69-60 putting SMWC in the lead, but with a much smaller cushion.
In the end the Pomeroys were victorious with a 74-63 win over Lincoln Trail.
Senior Brooke Brown was a big help on and off the court with her scoring and the helpful cheering on of teammates. The chemistry the team shares is something that a lot of teams struggle with, but the Pomeroys seem to have no problem with.
“Having a few players puts more responsibility on the girls,” Bradley said. “They know that they must play well if they want to win, but I’m not worried.”