Because the Paris varsity girls basketball team has to hit the road on Friday for a non-league game, expect it to take its frustrations out on Canton.
One Lady Coyote who's been taking it to the opposition all season long with an average just over 15 points a game is Allison Moore. On Saturday in a 48-44 in over North Callaway at Mexico at the Gary Filbert Classic she hit four field goals and posted three rebounds and three assists.
Drew Lockhart has also played in all 23 of Paris' games this season as of Feb. 14 and currently puts up 10.7 points per contest. While she did only have four points against the Ladybirds over the weekend, she made up for the difference by charting five boards, one assist and a steal.
So far the Lady Coyotes have racked up 1,126 points this season. Two reasons for this are the 88 three-pointers the team has connected for while going 259-for-300 from the free throw line. The squad has also accumulated 649 rebounds, 222 assists, 164 steals and 89 blocks.
The other side of this story centers around the fact Canton has won just four of the 17 games its played this year and is ranked 344th in the state according to www.maxpreps.com.
One thing this squad does have going for it is depth based on its 15-person roster. That means if this team is going to prove difficult for Paris the contributions of players like Riley Marshall, Hunter Collins and Taylor Lubbert will have to be considered just as valuable as those made by athletes such as Saylor Collins, Katie Gaus and Brianna Caldwell. Peyton Walter, Lauren Frazier and Halley Durst could also get in on the action for the Lady Tigers depending on whats needed at the time.