After two days where Creek Wood defeated their competition by seventeen and eighteen points in games one and two respectively, everyone felt as if game three had to be the challenge.
Having watched Pelham play, I was not sure I agreed.
I was wrong.
A 46-45 nailbiter that saw Brianna Burgess sink a go-ahead jumper with forty-five seconds to go, this one was a definite challenge.
The Lady Red Hawks never looked truly comfortable.
Burgess was the only player for them in double digits and it wasn’t just offensively they looked out of sorts.
Head Coach Russell Wilson pointed out to me that his team struggles with smaller, quicker, guards who can put their heads down and go to the basket.
That was certainly true in this one.
Karma Wynn was just that type of guard, getting to the bucket at will.
Wynn had a ten-point third quarter to really put the Lady Panthers in a good spot, had she not gone down with an ankle injury late she might’ve had the final say in this one.
Winning three games in three days is tough I do not care who you are or who your competition is.
That being said, going forward I hope we see more of day one and day two Creek Wood than day three.
Next up is a rematch with Summertown at home on January third.
That should be a great test of whether the Lady Red Hawks have grown and improved over these last several games.