Andes girls rally past WAJ

By John Bernhardt
Andes coach Jeff Rhone had to breathe a sigh of relief that his team didn’t need a last-second basket from the foul line in last Thursday’s season opener at Windham.  The Mountaineers got very little help from the charity stripe, hitting only five of 25 foul shots, but rallied in the second half to down Windham, 31-26, in spite of the poor foul shooting.

It was nice to put a tally in the winning column, but it’s all about learning and we have much to learn,” said Rhone.  High on Rhone’s learning list is protecting the basketball.  The Andes coach is hoping his team can cut down on turnovers.

Although the Andes coach was disappointed with his team’s miscues in handling the ball, Rhone was pleased with the play of his senior point guard Kelsey Little who directed the offense while losing the ball only three times.

Andes battled Windham to a 16-16 first half tie.  A stingy Mountaineer defense held Windham to only 10 second-half points with Andes bringing home a 31-26 victory.

  Junior Shianne Coss took game-high scoring honors netting 11 points for the Mountaineers. Cheyenne Weaver put back several rebounds in adding eight points for the victors.