The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Girls basketball defeated by Melissa

Jade Owens
Sophomore Linnea Maddox shoots a free throw. The shot was attempted in the first half.

The girls basketball team played against the Melissa High School Cardinals on Tuesday. The Leopards lost with a final score of 57-20. 

“We just need to focus and push ourselves and each other during practice,” freshman forward Samantha Daniels said. “In the game, we’re going to have to execute plays and be strong with the ball.”

The Cardinals, as a team, combined scored ten three pointers in the game.

“Melissa challenged our team by being fast, physical and shooting well,” junior guard Sydney Chapman said. “They had multiple players on their team that shot threes really well, and they were able to score a lot of points off of those shots because we were late to rotate and close out. We just need to learn to play our game despite the other team and work with what we’re given.”

Junior point guard Grace Moohart on the Cardinals led the team with 24 points against the Leopards. 

“Going in, we knew that it was going to be a tough game,” head girls basketball coach Mike Motsney said. “We knew that we had to cover the shooters, and if they went off on with their shooters, we were going to have some problems. That’s in fact what happened there. That’s tough to recover from.” 

The team will take on the 4-4 Van Alstyne Panthers at home on Friday for senior night. 

“Van Alstyne is not the same team as we’ve been playing as far as skill is concerned, so hopefully that’ll help us,” Motsney said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to get some of that stuff cleaned up and have a good senior night. I think we’re going to probably be able to execute some things a little bit easier than in the past based on how they play, and what I’ve seen on film, so hopefully that all translates into a win.”

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributors
Will Doig, Section Editor
Entering his farewell year, senior Will Doig is excited about becoming a sports editor. Outside of the newsroom, you can find Doig watching any latest sporting event, hanging out with his friends and hitting the gym. Doig also loves volunteering at his church, going to The Porch with friends and eating Chipotle burritos. Doig appreciates some solid coffee, Saturday college football games in the fall and country music. Although the year will be an unprecedented one with college decisions looming, Doig is thrilled for the year ahead while concluding his TRL career with fellow sports editor and Leopard Life classmate, Margo.
Jade Owens, Photographer

Comments (0)

The Red Ledger values the opinion of its readers and encourages them to discuss its content. All comments are subject to approval by The Red Ledger staff. The Red Ledger does not allow anonymous comments and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. Comments are reviewed as often as possible. Comments with inappropriate content will not be published. Once submitted, comments become the property of The Red Ledger. To see our full Comment Policy, visit
All The Red Ledger Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *