A near total team effort was consistent for most of the game Friday night when the Stringer Lady Red Devils hosted Piney Woods in a Region 7-1A contest on the hardwood. That effort led the Devils to an impressive 51-21 victory over the Lady Tornadoes.
Stringer head coach Bryce Randall used a unique rotation of subbing two groups of five throughout the contest. The consistency of fresh legs and sharp shooting on the floor simply bombarded Piney Woods.
“That's just kind of keeping the pace fast,” Randall said of the unique rotation. “We knew we could play faster than them. Just two minutes at a time, give the girls a break and get them right back in fresh.”
Stringer gained momentum after a 19-11 first period run. In the second period Hannah Chancellor ripped the net with layups and free throws to help give the Devils a 43-15 advantage at the half.
“To me the girls played good. We really wanted to get after them with our pressure, and we just wanted to play a little faster pace than we have in non-conference games. Tonight, if we clean up some layups and some silly turnovers, it would have been really good,” Randall explained. “They all played pretty evenly tonight, and that's going to be hard to scout when we all play evenly.”
Stringer remained on pace in the second half and went into the fourth period leading 47-19 before they eventually earned the 30-point victory.
Stringer stretched the basketball around the court and a number of players contributed points in the win. Allie Goldman finished with 10 points, and Chancellor had 7 points. Gracie McCullough, Breanna Ansley, and Kaylee Robertson each scored 6 points, and Kady Fertitta scored 5 to round out Stringer's top point producers.
Stringer will travel to Mt. Olive for another Region 7-1A matchup Tuesday night.