The Lawrence Woodmere Academy Lady Tigers Girls Varsity Basketball team began their season yesterday on December 3rd. After preparing and practicing during the preseason, their first game against Martin Luther ended in a close win, 51-49. Senior Cherish Atkinson said, “Having only 5 players was a challenge, but one we knew we could overcome, and we prevailed.” Senior Autumn Washington adds, “It was a team effort. Everyone contributed their part to the best of their ability. I’m proud of how we played.” The girls agree that there is always room for improvement and with practice and becoming a unit, they “have faith in their team.” The lady tigers play again at home Friday, December 6th against Berkeley Carroll at 4:30. Go Lady Tigers!
In addition to the Girls Varsity basketball team, the Junior Varsity Boys team also had success. On December 3th, 2019 the team played Solomon Schechter Prep. Lawrence Woodmere Academy added a win to their record in a landslide victory, with a final score of 103-35. 10th grader Tyheem Penn led the team in scoring with 26 points. Another tenth grader, Kingsley Yusuf, also was a key player with 17 points and 15 rebounds. The JV teams’s next game is December 4th, 2019 against Avenues. We wish our boys in blue the best of luck.
The Varsity Boys basketball team also saw success just like the other teams. In the second game of the season, Lawrence Woodmere Academy Boys varsity basketball team took on Berkeley Carroll in a regular season game on December 3rd. The Tigers won 67-59 in a well anticipated and highly competitive game. Both Larry Rhabb Jr and Maurice Butler contributed 19 points. Butler hit a barrage of threes and Larry finished with double digit rebounds. Jasigha Barnes and Tyler Coley also hashed in the win as well. Coley added to the win by attacking the basket and going 7-10 from the free throw line and Barnes contributed 12 points by getting both 3s and 2s. So far the tigers are 2-0 as they take on Leman Prep on Thursday away at Leman.