Written by Zoe Tucker, JHS Sophomore
After a lengthy delay to the season opener, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, the Longhorns finally got to step on the court. Head Coach Jenni Holbrook led the Longhorns to a 84-32 win in their season opener at Jones against the OCS saints.
Tirzah Moore was the leader on the scoreboard with 32 points; she dominated in the paint going 14 for 20. Trinity Moore contributed 12 points to the Longhorn victory. This senior duo were joined by a trio of promising sophomores to round out a new look starting five for the Longhorns.
Point guard Boston Berry tallied 8 points as she controlled the offense. Zoe Tucker and Jaelen Maples each added 5 points in their first varsity starts. These three sophomore guards shut down the Saints’ lead scorers early in the game with their aggressive defense.
Coming off the bench was Senior Abby Stramski, who contributed 8 points, and provided a spark off the bench with her energy, pure effort, and hard-work.
With the large lead, the Longhorns got to develop some of their younger and less experienced players as well. Freshman Sofi Woodson and sophomore Audrey Bain provided promising numbers and minutes. Woodson finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds, while Bain finished with 3 while providing solid energy on the defensive end.
The Longhorns are looking promising early this season after a strong season opener and are prepping for the upcoming Bethany Festival where they will face off against Holland Hall and Elk City.