The North Little Rock Lady Charging Wildcats beat a good Jacksonville team 55-45 on Tuesday in an unconventional way-free throws and rebounding.
North Little Rock’s historically been a dominant rebounding team, but not in recent history. Yet Tuesday night the outboarded the Lady Devils 35-23.
“It was the first game all season that we’ve outrebounded our opponent,” head coach Daryl Fimple said.
Hitting foul shots, which Fimple said even when his teams were dominating in the last there years were an “achilles heel”.
NLR hit 16-of-22 foul shots and was likely the turning point in the game according to Fimple.
Fimple put guard Jasmine Mays on Jacksonville’s Jessica jackson, who finished with 17 points.
One thing that Fimple has had in the past that he doesn’t have this season is a go-to scorer. What he does have, however, is more of a team concept.
Kiera Webb had a monstrous game on Tuesday scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. She also represented the first to lead her team in scoring in two separate games this season out of the six played so far.
North Little Rock had two in double figures. Malicah Monk had 16 points.
The Lady Charging Wildcats play Monday at 6 p.m. versus Benton in the Wampus Cat Invitational.