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Lady Trojans dominate Lady Cavaliers 77-44

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sydney Coffman sets up for one of her first half three's on Friday night. Coffman came off the bench to provide a spark for the Lady Trojans contributing 13 points to the Dyersburg 77-44 victory over Crockett County.
The Crockett County Lady Cavaliers began Friday's night contest like a squad that wanted to avenge its previous loss to the Dyersburg Lady Trojans. The Lady Cavs scored the first basket of the game to the delight of their home crowd but that would be the only time they would be ahead of the more experienced and more athletic Lady Trojan squad. The Dyersburg girls would score the next nine points of the game as they cruised to an easy 77-44 victory to improve to 14-5 on the year and 7-3 in district play.

The evening didn't start smoothly as the Lady Trojans ran into early foul trouble with starters Myah Taylor. Chari Swift and Christina Moore each picking up two fouls in the first half, forcing head coach Randy Coffman to turn to his bench. Thankfully the Dyersburg girls have a pretty good bench.

The Lady Trojans depth and leadership was immediately evident as seniors Sydney Coffman and Kenya Jordan stepped in and gave their team a spark. Coffman would hot two baskets from beyond the arc in the first quarter as she cranked out 13 first half points. Jordan was not far behind as she accounted for 11 points in the first half.

"Sydney really shot the ball well tonight for us but give her teammates credit as they created some space for her," said Coffman. "I cannot say enough about our seniors Coffman and Jordan coming off the bench. We could have easily been flat tonight but our seniors stepped up and were sensational."

The most glaring statistic on the evening was on the boards as Dyersburg outrebounded Crockett County 44-21. In addition, the Lady Trojans hit eight baskets from downtown as they led by as many as 37 points late in the game.

"When you shoot the ball well and outrebound the other team be more than 20, you're going to win games," said Coffman.

Coffman was able to give everyone playing time in a contest where his team was well in control by halftime with an eighteen-point lead. Jordan finished as the leading scorer on the night with 17 points including a perfect 4-4 performance from the charity stripe.

Chari Swift closely followed her with 15 points, followed by Coffman with 13, and rounding out the double-figure performers was Kim Tate with 10 points. Christina Moore and Katrina Shaw chipped in with physical performance nabbing nine and eight rebounds respectively.

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