North Putnam eyes sectional run

While the record may not be what Curtis Lawrence hoped, and his North Putnam girl's basketball team has seen an up and down season, all attention now turns to a sectional title run. 

At 8-13 heading into the regular season finale against Owen Valley Thursday, the Lady Cougars find themselves in the midst of a three game losing streak that came on the heels of a three game winning streak. 

"We have had contributions from several girls, who have all played well at times this season. Lexi Daigle has been our most consistent player, but every game someone else steps up and performs well for us," Lawrence told The Putnam County Post. 

North Putnam drew a very familiar foe in the South Putnam Sectional, as they will open the tournament Tuesday against Greencastle. The Lady Cougars picked up a 59-47 win over Greencastle on Jan. 12. 

"I think the sectional draw was good for both us and Greencastle.  I believe we are two evenly matched teams.  For us to cut down the nets, we have to be able to take care of the ball and limit our turnovers.  We also need to be consistent with our shooting from game to game," Lawrence said. 

While he has the win over the Tiger Cubs under his belt, Lawrence notes the sectional opener will feature a game between two evenly matched teams. 

"Coach Lenihan has done a wonderful job with her squad.  When we played them a couple of weeks ago, we were fortunate to come out on top.  They have good guard play with Evie Briones and Ali Dobbs.  Bailey Brown does a nice job on the boards for them, and Madi Plew can be a threat from the outside.  In order for us to defeat them, we have to contain their shooters and keep Brown off the boards.  If we can do this, along with shoot the ball well and take care of the ball, we will put ourselves in a position to be victorious," Lawrence admitted. 





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