The Goldsboro girls’ basketball team put together a complete defensive game against Spring Creek.
The Cougars played locked down defense in their 59-9 win over Spring Creek on Wednesday night.
“The whole team played very well as a unit,” Goldsboro head coach Latina Bullock-Thomas said. “It was a total team effort.”
Goldsboro used its defense to create turnovers, which enabled the Cougars to break free for fast-break points.
The Cougars held a 19-2 advantage at the end of the first quarter, and they led 21-5 at halftime.
“I told the girls we have to improve in different areas of the game. Steals, rebounding and boxing out, and in this game, we were able to do a lot of that and capitalize on fast break opportunities.”
The second half also belonged to Goldsboro.
The Cougars continued to press on the defensive end, and they continually cleared the glass as Spring Creek struggled to find any openings.
Spring Creek was held scoreless in the third quarter, and the game was comfortably in the Cougars’ paws. And throughout the game, Bullock-Thomas found vital minutes for the Cougars’ reserves.
“I played some of the freshmen, and they did exactly what they were capable of doing,” Bullock-Thomas said.
Kyrah Davis paced Goldsboro with 19 points. Mary Archibald added 13 points, while Nashiyah Williams added seven points. Shayla Greene finished the game with six points.
Nine different Cougars scored in the game.
Carmen Montaya pumped in four points to lead the Spring Creek.
Goldsboro (3-1 overall) travels to Clinton (3-1) on Friday, and Spring Creek (0-5) will look to bounce back against James Kenan (4-1).
“The girls are doing great. We have some improvements to make, but for where we are right now, I’m proud of them,” Bullock-Thomas said.