Lady Cubs’ playoff hopes dashed by back-to-back losses
OLNEY — The Olney Lady Cubs knew they had a tough road ahead to secure a playoff spot, but fell short
Instead of focusing on the postseason, the Lady Cubs are now left to play spoiler for their district foes while also developing next year’s squad following Tuesday’s 47-25 loss to Seymour.
“My approach is the same as it was last year when we didn’t make the playoffs,” Olney coach Jimmy Toney said. “Now, with our younger players, it’s time to build a program and learn how to win ... For the seniors, we want them to go out on a positive note because we know when they are older, they will remember the ones they won.”
The Lady Cubs seemed primed for a win after holding Seymour to just 7 points in the first quarter, but after scoring just two in the second quarter. Those points came from sophomore Jae Montgomery, who would go on to lead the Lady Cubs in scoring with 9.
“We looked like a basketball team and made some of the best plays we’ve made all year,” Olney coach Jimmy Toney said. “We made some backdoor cuts, we were talking on defense, sliding, helping and communicating. Our shots were going in and we were holding them.”
Senior forward Kodee Scott said now is the time to focus on the younger players and look to the future.
“We’re going to focus more as a team,” Scott said. “The seniors play well together, but the girls coming up have not figured each other out. Hopefully, in the next two games, we can work together, know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and playing off of them. I just want to have fun, no bad days, good practices and stay positive.”