Behind Fiffie’s 29, WSJ girls win big

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Sports Editor

This time Jada Fiffie almost single-handily won the game.

Behind Fiffie’s 29 points, West St. John defeated McGehee 49-29 on Friday night.

With the win the Lady Rams improve to 6-6 on the season and 5-2 in district play.

Kelly Young also had 12 points in the WSJ victory.

Lady Rams head coach Lester Smith said is pleased with his team’s recent play, but said there is still much room for improvement.

“We’ve been playing well, but the match-up against Redeemer-Seton is tough,” Smith said. ” I am happy with the way we are playing offensively as well as on the defensive end.”

He was also pleased with his team’s ability to protect the basketball against McGehee.

“The key for us as it always is every game is the fact that we didn’t turn the ball over,” Smith said. “That is going to be a key for us if we want to continue to play well.

“The other big thing is that we need scoring other than from Jada Fiffie and Kelly Young. Our other players have to step up because we cannot rely on these two players every game to lead us to victory.”

Back over .500 in district play, Smith said his team has a chance to make a run into the playoffs.

“We are in the position where we want to be,” Smith said. “We are getting Redeemer at home and St. Martin’s at home. They both have one lost and are at the top of our district and we get them at home. That is all you can ask of your team at this point.”