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Pelion too much for Bass-less NC
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NORTH CENTRALS TAKESHIA JOE (14) goes up to try to block a shot from Pelions Ashley King in Tuesdays game at The Castle. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Having that one “go to” player can sometimes be a double-edged sword.From this season’s first practice, North Central girls’ basketball coach Mitch Lowder said his team would ride the shoulders of senior guard Morgan Bass, the school’s all-time 3-point shooting leader.Last Monday, in preparation for the Lady Knights’ game with rival Andrew Jackson, Bass went down with an ankle injury prior to the start of that afternoon’s practice. In the first two games with Bass out, NC scored a combined grand total of nine points.Things got a little better on Tuesday, but the result was still the same as Pelion came to The Castle in Boonetown and handed the hostesses a 51-16 setback with Bass dressed in street clothes and seated near the top of the bench.“It changes everything about our whole team,” Lowder said of playing minus Bass. “Nobody was looking to step up and take charge because we had always been depending on (Bass.) We ought to depend on her, but we also need to depend on each other.“We just can’t score.