Lady Rams continue hot streak against LaFayette

Published 10:47 pm Friday, December 1, 2023

Valley’s girls basketball team has been scorching hot to start the season, and that continued on Friday night in the Rams’ 47-26 win over LaFayette at home. 

The rivalry matchup between the two teams is one of the more intense rivalries for girls basketball in the county. 

“It went how it’s supposed to go,” Valley coach Eberne Myrthil said. “Rivalry games, you never know what you’re going to get out of it. Ultimately, we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Myrthil’s philosophy as a coach is all about intensity on the defense side, and that showed on Friday. Valley’s defense has constantly been able to come up with steals and give the offense fastbreak opportunities. 

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“We strive on defense,” Myrthil said. “We’re going to get the offense where we want it to be, but we want to create turnovers, we want to get the easy layups. That’s where it’s going to happen for us in the first half of the season, transition [and] getting out in front.” 

Aniyah Robinson led the Rams in the game with 20 points. Kayden Dooley followed behind Robinson with 12 points. 

The win on Friday improved Valley’s record to 3-0 on the season. With the loss, sent the Bulldogs to 1-2 on the season. 

Up next for Valley is a road game against Troup on Saturday. LaFayette faces Troup at home on Dec. 5. 

“It’s a quick turnaround,” Myrthil said. “We want to just see how we react to a back-to-back. We haven’t had a back-to-back yet. I want to see where our legs are. We’re playing a tough team though.”