Navarre a step ahead of where it was a season ago

Some games are fun. A lot of fun.

Like last Monday night’s battle against Escambia that wasn’t even close. The Raiders rolled to a 65-36 road win.

Everyone played. Nearly everyone scored.

“We gave up a few more points than we wanted to, but that’s okay,” Navarre head coach Abby Fogg said. “It was a good win.”

Yet, throughout the night, Navarre played like it, not Escambia, was the team in desperation mode.

The Raiders led 37-19 at halftime but stayed in the locker room until the last possible second.

In fact, the buzzer signaling the start of the second half went off before Navarre’s players finally emerged from it.

And late in the second half, with the game way out of hand – the margin hit 31 (60-29) on a 3-pointer by Trisha Peoples with 4:54 left – the Raiders continued to chase down loose balls, defend as if the Gators were within striking distance of a comeback and run the offense as if they were in dire need of points.

“We weren’t going to go easy on them. No one has ever gone easy on us,” Fogg said. “I was happy to see us play hard the whole game.”

Read the full article in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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