Maybe, just maybe, a loss has helped pave the way to victory for the West Holmes Lady Knights.
After seeing a 10-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter in their recent three-point loss to Mt. Vernon, head coach Lindsy Snyder said her young team needs to learn how to win games, something most youthful squads must struggle through in the beginning.
On Thursday, Feb. 1, the Lady Knights figured out how to win a game down the stretch in a big way.
Leading by one point heading into the fourth quarter over Mansfield Madison in a road contest, the Lady Knights tore it up over the final eight minutes, winning the fourth quarter 18-7 en route to a fantastic 56-44 win over the Rams.
The game was tight the entire way until West Holmes seized control late. Madison led 16-14 at the first stop while the Lady Knights turned the table and took a one-point edge into the locker room. The two teams played to a standstill in the third frame, setting the stage for West Holmes’ stunning fourth-quarter effort.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Kaylor Perone, who continued her second-half surge in play with a terrific all-around game. Aside from playing great defense, she led the way with 15 points, three rebounds, five steals, four assists and making 3-of-4 on 3-pointers. Taylor Miller hit two 3-pointers on her way to scoring 12 points to go with four rebounds. Paige Race scored 10 points, and Maddie Woods and Charolette Brown both tacked on six points apiece in the win.
The victory improved West Holmes to 4-12 on the season.