Starting two freshman and a sophomore, it took the Lady Buffs only five-minutes to shake the nerves and jump into the season.
After a slow start, the Lady Buffs used the final 10-minutes of the first half to go on a 24-7 run, topping the Thayer Central Titans 54-39 in their season opener Thursday night.
We got a lot of girls out there that havent played at varsity speed so they will still need to get acclimated with that, Republic County coach Alan Sheets said. After the first wave of getting off and on the floor, they really started playing.
Despite the youth and lack of experience, the Lady Buffs outplayed the senior-laden Titans.
Lady Buff freshman, Kendsey Johnson led all scorers with 16 points in her first varsity game, and paced the Lady Buffs in a 49-percent shooting performance.
Their speed and quickness hurt us, Thayer Central coach Andy Long said. We gave them some easy and silly turnovers due to that.