Lafayette’s basketball teams found out first hand Tuesday night that size really does matter on the court.
New Albany post players Jazmine Spears and Moses Kingsley each played huge roles in their team’s Region 2-4A victories at Lafayette, with the Lady Bulldogs winning 47-31 in the opener and the Bulldogs pulling out a 42-36 win in the nightcap.
Kingsley, a 6-foot-9 junior, controlled the paint throughout the boy’s game, but even though the big man created difficult shots on the inside, the Commodores were able to knock down several shots from the outside and score baskets in transition off turnovers to keep the game close, as the Bulldogs largest lead of the game (six) came with under a minute left to go in the contest.
Commodores coach Nacoma Jones credited his team’s effort defensively in being able to play the 2-3 zone effectively and stretch the floor to getting points off turnovers. (January 25, 2012, Page 6)