High school hoops: PCA girls remain perfect

High school hoops: PCA girls remain perfect

News

High school hoops: PCA girls remain perfect

By

WETUMPKA

The Prattville Christian girls weren’t expecting perfection when they moved this season to the AHSAA from the AISA. But 18 games into the season, that’s where they stand.

“I was expecting us to be very successful after playing this summer,” PCA coach Jason Roberson said. “I can’t say I was expecting us to be 18-0 at this time, and to be as dominant as we’ve been so far.”

Elizabeth Kelly’s accurate 3-point shooting helped the Panthers (18-0) notch another victory, 60-31 at Wetumpka on Tuesday. Kelly had 20 points and was 6-for-11 from 3-point range.

“Most people didn’t expect us to do anything. We’re just a little private school who came from the AISA,” Kelly said. “We felt like we had a chance to win a bunch of games, but I don’t know if we expected to be undefeated right now.

“It’s kind of cool that we’re doing what we’re doing.”

Kelly may have led the team in scoring, but Kristen Emerson did everything else. The future Troy point guard recorded 12 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds, five blocks and four steals.

“It’s nice to have a Division I player on your team to settle everything down when things get a little crazy,” Roberson said. “Kristen has been such a great leader for us. She’s really elevated not only her play from last year, but she’s (also) elevated the other girls and their play because she’s so unselfish.”

PCA led the Indians 24-4 after one quarter.

“We just didn’t come to play tonight,” Wetumpka coach Ed Rogers said. “Our leaders got in foul trouble early and that set the tone. Adrienne (Armstrong) got two fouls in the first two minutes and we didn’t have anybody who could guard (Emerson). We knew they were undefeated, and we should have accepted the challenge better.”

Wetumpka’s leading scorer Adrienne Armstrong, who came in averaging 17 points per game, scored just six. Courtney Richardson and Zamoria Clark led the Indians (11-4) with eight points apiece.

Wetumpka boys 57,

Prattville Christian 52

Terrance LeFlore led the Indians (8-8) with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and four blocks. Demarcus Hutchinson added 13 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with four minutes remaining.

Adam Roberson led the Panthers (14-5) with 16 points, equalling his team-leading average. Reggie Jackson had 12 points and 15 rebounds, and Dylan Bruner posted 12 points and seven rebounds. The Panthers were missing second-leading scorer Jake Newcomb, who suffered a concussion last week.

Latest

More USA TODAY High School Sports