Despite having a couple of starters out with injuries last week, Lonoke’s Lady Rabbits went 2-0 to improve to 16-5 for the season.
With senior guards Mickenzie Williams and Arius McClain out with an ankle and bruised ribs, respectively, Heath Swiney’s team got a little more versatile.
“The two who started for them (Maddie Pool and Hannah Moseley) really stepped up and played their role,” Swiney said. “They had been playing; they just had to play more than they had been.
“We had to play a little slower than we normally like to. We couldn’t trap and press, so we had to play a different style.”
He said he was happy to leave Bauxite with the 39-28 win.
“Without having those other two and having to play a different style, I was just wanting to get a one-point win and get out of there,” he said.
Lonoke also beat Joe T. Robinson by double figures. Keiunna Walker led the Lady Jackrabbits in scoring in both games. Moseley added 21 against the Lady Senators.
Lonoke will play host to LISA Academy (2-11 to start the week) on Friday. The Lady Jackrabbits prevailed in the first meeting, 47-8.
Following that, Lonoke is off until a trip to Mustang Mountain for a shot at Class 4A’s top-ranked Central Arkansas Christian.
“Everybody should be back this week,” Swiney said Monday. “Everybody practiced today, so we’re back healthy. We’ll start getting them worked back full-blow because you’ve got your two games this week and then you’re staring at CAC again.”