Kristina Covington-Jones knew facing two of the state’s top teams within a week of each other wouldn’t be easy. Get started after a period of almost two weeks without any games and that only added to the challenge.
While there were issues in last Monday’s loss to No.2 Elizabethtown, the Central Hardin coach got a lot of praise for his team’s efforts on Saturday afternoon.
Welcoming No.1 in Anderson County to open the Will Harris Homes Winter Classic, the Lady Bruins kept it tight throughout the race and continued to fight on the stretch, falling 59-55 .
“I told my daughters (Saturday) that when I can train the game and not to coach your efforts, what an incredible team that we are. Monday we just showed up, we didn’t play a good team ball and that haunted me, ”said Covington-Jones. “But from there on Tuesday we had a good practice as a team. On Wednesday we went out and played as a team again. Thursday we had good practice as a team and Friday we had good practice as a team. (Saturday) we still made the same mistakes we made on Monday in the loss to E’town, but when you don’t have to coach the effort and you just have to coach the game, it looks a lot better. “
Covington-Jones said his team’s patience in waiting for the right opportunities on offense helped keep it fair with the Lady Bearcats. She added that the team …
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