North Putnam girls fall to Chargers

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The North Putnam girls' basketball team is still in search of its first win of the season after losing to the North Montgomery Tuesday night, 62-43.

"We shot the ball very well from the floor. We shot 42 percent as a team which is our highest percentage of the year by far," North Putnam head coach Kevin Smith said.

Shawna Johnston had her first big game of the season as she scored 19 points on the Chargers. Elsiana Crosby and Carlye McGaughey scored six each With Dakota Malayer and Shilah Kumaran adding five apiece. Taylor Alles contributed two points for the Cougars.

"We got out rebounded by 11, which is a disappointment. We usually rebound pretty well," Smith commented. "Turnovers are still a little bit high. We had 27 turnovers, but they are gradually coming down.

"They're (players) aware of it and they want to get it better just as much as I do," Smith acknowledged.

North Putnam faced a balanced Charger attack, with three players scoring in double figures.

An area Smith hopes to see improvement is offensive rebounding.

"We gave up 14 offensive rebounds so that was a concern. They got too many second chance points," Smith said.

North Putnam will face Cloverdale in the Putnam County Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Friday at South?Putnam.

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