North Putnam notches first win of the season

Friday, November 12, 2010

DANVILLE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team evened its record Thursday after edging Danville 35-34.

The Cougars were led by Kensey Asbell with 12 points, followed by Megan Robinson and Shelby Frye with six each. Sam Lucas chipped in five in the victory.

North Putnam head coach Jim Brothers said his team responded in a big way Thursday. They trailed by three at the half, two after three quarters and then outscored the Warriors 16-13 in the final period to grab the win.

"We played really well together," Brothers said. "We had some kids step up and take some big shots and knock some down and get some confidence going. We were also 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter."

The Cougars dropped a tough contest Tuesday to Crawfordsville and their head coach was happy with the way they rebounded and did what he knows they're capable of.

"Tuesday night, I know it's going to sound back when you get beat by 38 points, but it was really about our execution," he said. "We just didn't execute things right and we were a lot better executing, especially in the fourth quarter tonight. We were just able to call a time out, draw up a play and go out and execute that from the bench out to the court.

When you can do things like that it makes things a lot easier and the kids responded tonight. They played really good defense tonight. Held their people in check. We just played really good team defense."

The Cougars will host Covington Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.