Peebles girls are off to a 2-1 start. They lost their opener to a very good Georgetown team by 14 points. Georgetown was ahead 27-19 after the first quarter and then Peebles settled down and played even or slightly ahead of the Georgetown team the last three quarters.
In Peebles first win of the year that came against North Adams by about 20 points. I can't remember the exact score but that game was at North Adams. Then on Monday night of this week the Lady Indians beat Manchester by the score of 61-33. Manchester is very young this year and plays several freshmen on the Varsity. This game could have been a lot worse but Peebles used their bench a lot during the course of this game which is the right thing to do to get the younger girls some Varsity experience.
Tonight is a big SHL contest between Peebles and Lynchburg at Peebles. Lynchburg has been near the top of the SHL for the last several years and should be solid again this year.
The Lady Indians have a good solid post player in Sarah Sexton who has led them in scoring and rebounding every game and is a three year varsity player. She is just relentless on the boards and gets to the FT line a lot. Also. 5'9" sophomore Emily Hoop is starting her second year on the varsity and can play inside and outside. She is a very talented player. The other leading scorers are the younger Sexton girl, Jessica, and Ashley Turner. Peebles should have a very good girls program for the next several years and there is a lot of talent for quite a ways down through the grades. Head Coach Frankie Stephens is in his first year and does a great job with this team.