The G.W. Carver girls basketball team watched the accolades showered on the school’s boys team and, well, the Wolverines want some of their own.
It’s no surprise that Carver sports an undefeated team after the end of its annual Dwight Madison tournament.
The surprise is that the school has two.
“I’m sure nobody thought we could, but we’re proving them wrong,” junior Keyauna Thompson said after the girls beat Alpharetta (Ga.) 59-45 on Saturday.
“And we’re going to keep it going,” she said. “If the boys can go to state, we can go to state, too.”
The girls, who are already within two wins of matching last year’s total, have even challenged the boys for school-hall supremacy.
The boys, Thompson said, don’t take it seriously.
“We’d blow them out,” Thompson said. “They won’t play hard because we’re girls, but we want them to.”
The girls (11-0) did Saturday, particularly in the fourth quarter. Carver led 41-40 when it began and scored 14 straight points.
Thompson had seven of her game-high 16 points in the fourth. Pamela Allen added 12 points and Shonica Thomas 10.
“This group has really come together,” Carver coach Michelle Simmons said. “My seniors keep everybody going, and they make my job so much easier.
“This is the first time I can say that in many, many years.”
Vanderbilt signee Kylee Smith and Elon signee Lauren Brown scored 13 points each for Alpharetta (9-2).
Blount 62, Selma 29
Cierra Johnson scored 16 of her 21 points in the first half for the Leopards (18-3), who led 40-16 at halftime.
Ayana Moore scored 12 points to pace Selma (11-8). Whytney Singleton and Alexis Smith added 10 each for Blount.