Extra work pays off for Navarre’s girls basketball team

During halftime of the junior varsity girls basketball game last Monday night, Navarre’s varsity team took the floor for a shooting drill.

“We wanted to get a couple of extra shots in,” head coach Abby Fogg said. “The warmups before our game go so quick, so we saw it as a good time to get some more work in on our shooting.”

It paid off.

Navarre crushed Pensacola Catholic 71-54, the most points put up by the Raiders in their short time under the direction of Fogg, who is in her second season as the head coach.

The defense could have been better, but in the end, a win is a win. It kept the Raiders unbeaten through their first three games of the season.

“We definitely played well,” Fogg said. “We gave up more points than we wanted to, but we have improved a lot as a team. This was a good team win.”

A balanced attack carried the Raiders to a victory over the Crusaders. Eight players scored, including two reaching double figures. Natasha Elliott scored 22. Julia Rathbun drilled three shots from long range and finished with 15.

Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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