By DOUG EADS
You talk about being on a roll.
Junior Molden and the Southwestern Lady Warrior basketball team is on a proverbial roll — one that is showing no signs whatsoever of slowing down.
Just how impressive have the Lady Warriors been of late?
Well over the weekend in the Lake Cumberland Holiday Hoops Classic Basketball Tournament, Molden’s club won all three games it played, extending its winning streak to nine games in a row.
And, oh by the way, Southwestern won those three tourney games this past weekend by an average margin of victory of 27.6 points per contest.
Sunday’s latest victim to Southwestern was Clay County, Tennessee, who fell to the Lady Warriors by a final count of 71-45.
Southwestern took firm control of this one, leading the visitors from Rocky Top by a 40-17 margin at the half.
Kennedy Harris paced the Lady Warriors in the win with 18 points, Makayla Noritis added 15 points, and Regi Cundiff tallied 13 points, helping the Lady Warriors move to 11-1 on the season.
On Saturday, Southwestern notched win number 10 of the season, with an impressive, 60-27 victory over John Hardin High School.
In that game, Alexa Smiddy led a balanced Southwestern scoring attack with 12 points, while Jenna Wood and Harris each chipped in with 11 points.
The Lady Warriors will head into a new year looking every bit the juggernaut and a team that is more than capable of defending its 12th Regional title.
Molden and crew will return to the hardwood on Saturday, January 4th at Franklin County High School, taking part in the Central Metals/Penn Station Shootout, as the Lady Warriors will face Bethlehem High School.