The Carver Lady Tigers are riding high right now following a stunning and rare victory over the Kendrick Lady Cherokees.
To put the Carver Lady Tigers win over the Kendrick Lady Cherokees into perspective, the Kendrick girls, who have a couple of state championships under their belt, had not loss to a Muscogee County team since the 2011-2012 season.
In their victory, the Lady Tigers were led by Mya Millner who scored 15 points followed by Alexis Burns with 11 points and Ja’nya Love Hill who chipped in ten points.
Burns is one of only three seniors on the team. The other two Are Claudett James and guard Arnesia Smith who like the way the team is playing and who were thrilled with the win over Kendrick.
“After the win, we were all excited. It was really something we had been looking forward to since the beginning of the season,” Smith said.
“We feel great. It’s the best feeling ever. We practiced hard that whole week; we did a lot of running. We prepared ourselves for the game,” said Burns.
“I was very excited after the game. I knew we had been working hard and putting in the work. I knew we were going to get the W,” James said.
“That game was a big game within the city. Our girls stepped up to the challenge and I was very proud of them for that,” said Carver head coach Anson Hundley
Now the Lady Tigers still have some mighty big games left this season. There’s the Shaw Christmas basketball tournament which is right around the corner.
And the team won’t get into its tough region schedule until January. Coach Hundley says the goal right now is just to get better.
“We want to challenge ourselves to do better than we did the last game. We look forward and will take each team seriously and we take each game the same way,” Hundley said.
And so we say congratulations to the Carver Lady Tigers, our Headquarter Nissan Athletes of the Week.