There was some good, some bad and some ugly Tuesday night at Collett Fieldhouse. But most importantly for the sixth-ranked Piedmont Lady Wildcats, there was a 56-31 season opening victory over No. 20 Northwest Classen.
Senior Hayden Priddy scored 11 and Hannah Reasoner added 10 in a balanced opening night win in which all but one Piedmont player that entered the game, scored.
“We had multiple people scoring and making good passes and getting assists,” Piedmont head coach Jamie Hill said. “We had a few sloppy moments and a couple breakdowns defensively, so those are things we’ll have to work on, but overall a solid opening night win I thought.”
The Wildcats’ defense carried the play in the first half, limiting an athletic Knights’ squad to just five points by half. Piedmont led by 23 at the break, 28-5, and extended the lead to 27 by the end of the third quarter.
“Only giving up five points in the first half is pretty impressive defensively against any team,” Hill said. “I think we’re going to continue to grow and work together, but I was pleased with how balanced we were.” Read more →