“We didn’t have a good practice yesterday, and they don’t seem very enthused getting ready,” he said as the junior varsity games wound down.
Turns out he had read his players correctly.
Warner Robins jumped out to a 12-0 lead on Jones County in a Region 2-AAAAA game last Friday night in Gray, and the Lady Hounds were never able to recover, falling 45-35.
Jones County bounced back to down Monticello 42-38 on Saturday in a non-region game, but the loss to Warner Robins leaves the Lady Hounds 0-3 in the region with only three subregion games remaining before they host the region tournament. They are 7-11 overall.
“I still think we have a chance to wind up OK in the subregion and do well in the region tournament, but we have to start making more progress,” Pittman said. “I’m trying to keep the girls thinking positive.
“We had the bad start (against Warner Robins), but we battled back some in the second and third quarters (outscoring the Lady Demons 17-12) and I thought we had a chance to pull that one out. We had their best player in foul trouble and got into a groove on defense with some good stops and had some good looks on offense.
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