The Eminence Lady Warriors dropped three more basketball games last week, which gave them a 0-6 start to the 2007-08 season and 50 losses in the previous 52 tries.
But coach Carter Martin, who took over the struggling program a year ago, isnt concerned with the win-loss columns right now. Instead, hes concerned with the squad getting better, and prepping the young team for games down the road.
"The scores might not indicate what the team is learning," Martin said, "but from a coaching perspective, I see a little bit of improvement each game, which is a good thing."
Eminence lost to Burgin High School last Monday (74-14), North Oldham Thursday (65-19) and Anderson County Saturday (70-18). It's a tough schedule for the inexperienced Lady Warriors, giving them the 0-6 start to the season.
"We're playing some pretty good teams right now, and it's showing," Martin said. "But we haven't been rattled and just keep running our offense. Unfortunately, we play some tough teams early in the season, but I'm proud of our players."
Against Burgin last Monday, it took the visiting Lady Warriors more than 10 minutes to score their first basket. But by that time, they were already behind by 30 points. Burgin led 43-7 at the half and went on to win by 60 points.
Rachel Raisor knocked down four three-point baskets for Eminence, and finished with a team-high 13 points. The only other Eminence players to score were Kelli Hawkins and Kaelin Wright, finishing with two points apiece.
After the loss, the Lady Warriors were back in action three days later, hosting North Oldham. Eminence was behind 17-2 following the first quarter, 36-7 at the half and lost by 46 points.
Raisor, who connected on three long-range shots, finished with 10 points for Eminence, while Candace Wells scored six points, Wright scored two and Rachel Metcalfe chipped in one.
Eminence closed out its week at Anderson over the weekend in the Lady Warriors' first 30th District regular-season game. Anderson went ahead 21-7 after the opening quarter and cruised in for the 52-point victory.
Raisor led Eminence with nine points, all three-point baskets. Wells finished with five points, while Wright and Hawkins added two apiece.
Anderson, who improved to 4-2, had 11 different players score.
Eminence hosted Spencer County Tuesday night and will travel to Riverside Christian High School Thursday afternoon.
"My biggest problem right now is our lack of body strength and height, which comes with a young team," Martin said. "I want to give kudos to all of my players though - they aren't giving up."
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