The Loris Lady Lions basketball team began their season Friday, Nov. 16, in a preseason tournament at Green Sea Floyds. The Lions first opponent was Carvers Bay.
The Lady Lions had a balance attack as they had eight different Lions score on the night.
The Lions were led by Neandra Gause who poured in 17 points followed closely by Ty’anna Green with 11. Green also led the Lions with nine assists and five steals. The Lions won their first game, 55-43.
The Lions returned on Saturday to face region foe, the Lady Swamp Foxes, from Marion High School.
In this game the ladies had three players in double figures and were led in scoring by Arianna Hayes with 14.
Neandra Gause and Ty’anna Green were the other two players in double figures, each scoring 12. Ty’anna Green continued her unselfish play as she racked up four assists. Arianna Hayes led the way with three steals. The ladies played hard but fell to Marion, 59-48, and set up a Monday night match up with Pee Dee Academy.
The Lions proved to be too much of a match for the Pee Dee Academy Lady Eagles as they pressed and got on the board first and never looked back. Coach Doug Gause challenged his players to get everyone involved and the ladies rose to the occasion as 10 players scored. Ty’anna Green led the way with 14 points and collected three steals. The Lady Lions defeated Pee Dee Academy, 51-20.
The ladies took Thanksgiving week to improve on some of their mistakes and find ways to continue their scoring as they are scheduled for their first regular season game against North Myrtle Beach in Little River Friday.
Come out and support the Lady Lions as they begin the 2018-2019 basketball season.