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Lady Green Wave girls basketball begins season with 3-0 record

NATCHEZThree games into the new basketball season, the Cathedral Lady Green Wave have a perfect 3-0 record.

“It’s wonderful to have,” said Lady Green Wave Head Coach Bernita Dunbar about the perfect record. “But we need to take it game by game and prepare for each game we have that week.”

Cathedral will host the Jackson Preparatory Lady Patriots tonight at 5. Dunbar said said Cathedral has never played against Jackson Preparatory before.

“It’s going to be interesting in seeing what they actually have,” Dunbar said. “We just got to go in with the intentions to give it our best and play our best.”

The Lady Green Wave began the season with a 36-33 win against Tensas Academy on Nov. 5. Then, two days later Cathedral won 41-34 against Wilkinson County Christian Academy.

On Tuesday, Cathedral defeated St. Aloysius 49-37 in the first home game of the season. Lauren Dunbar led the team with 13 points, Ryleigh Probst and Cate Drane tied for second with 11 points. Dunbar said it’s good to see four to six girls score in any given night, instead of being dependent on one person.

At Wednesday’s practice, the Lady Green Wave are going to work on their press.

“When they [Lady Patriots] jump into a press, we’re able to jump into our press offense and being able to run our offense effectively and looking for that easy quick basket,” Dunbar said. “Then getting back on defense and playing good defense.

Natchez High Lady Bulldogs

Meanwhile, the Natchez High Lady Bulldogs began the season on a two-game losing streak.

On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs won 64-38 over the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Wildcats and obtained their first win of the season.

Lady Bulldogs Head Coach Alphaka Moore said three players played well for Natchez High in the game.

“Candy Gray, Kelsey Clark and Kyla Butler played well for us,” Moore said. “Candy did a good job in scoring and getting key rebounds. Kelsey did a good job in controlling the tempo of the game and Kyla was good at rebounding and getting some aggressive plays done for us.”

Moore said the bench played well as well against the Wildcats.

The Lady Bulldogs will host Pearl High School Lady Pirates at 5 p.m. Friday. The Lady Pirates are the defending MHSAA Class 6A state champions.

“Our goal is to make sure we continue to grow as we have with every game,” Moore said. “We want to show we’re a force to be reckoning with.”

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