Garrett College’s Women’s Basketball team have been hard at work since early this fall, with many practices in preparation for this shortened season. The Lady Laker’s record is currently 3-3. “We have been improving as a team each game, and everyone on the team plays an important role,” according to Head Coach J.T. Lewis.
The Lady Lakers tipped off the season on the road against Allegany College of MD (AMC) winning 59-28. Freshman Harmoni Swain lead the team with 14 points and 4 assists.
“She played well in her first game as a Laker, putting good pressure on the ball defensively and also pushing the ball offensively,” said Coach Lewis. “Kiara Cole (KC) looked like a sophomore doing a little bit of everything including putting up 9 points, and had 6assists, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
The Lady Lakers faced ACM in back to back contests and went on to improve their record to 2-0 with a score of 58-14. Once again Harmoni Swain pushed the tempo on offense, getting to the rim, and putting up 16pts along with 2 steals. KC added 8 points and had 14 rebounds. Jazmine Moxley performed well with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
“She did a great job of getting the ball down low and stepping out and shooting from the outside,” said Coach Lewis.
The Lady Lakers went on to play WV Potomac State where the Lady Lakers took their first loss of the season. Maya Harvey lead the night with 20 points.
“We were hitting our shots, but went cold in the second quarter. Potomac State did a good job of taking advantage of us being out of position with their good ball movement. We got a lot of things to figure out, but I think we have a solid group that will improve game by game,” quoted Coach Lewis.
Jayana Paris-Reynolds and Kylie Felton have also contributed this season. Jayana is averaging 9.5 points per game and Kylie 8.3 points per game. Kylie also lead the board with 24 points in Garrett’s fifth game of the season again ACM.
The team has worked hard to improve their game which was witnessed in their most recent game with Potomac State. The Garrett College Lady Lakers held a 23-21 lead with 1:30 left in the first half. The Lady Catamounts went on a 5-0 run to go into halftime with a 26-23 lead. Potomac State went on a 16-0 run to start the second half to come away with a 69-57 victory at CARC Arena Wednesday night, March 17, 2021.