By Chad Dixon
The 2016-2017 Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) Lady Pirates basketball team was a perfect 12-0 in Alabama Community College games and Coach Ron Robinson feels his current team can repeat that success. The Lady Pirates (8-5) defeated Snead State (2-14) 69-54 in Key Hall on CVCC’s campus on Jan. 6.
“We aren’t where I would like to be, but I think execution is the key. He have the talent to win the conference again, we just need to out-work our opponents. Most games we do out-work the other team, but we need to keep out focus on executing,” Robinson said.
CVCC ended the first quarter with an 18-11 lead. They would start the second quarter with a 7-2 run to extend their lead to 12. Dayana Chaney drained a three-pointer to start the second quarter and finished with nine points; she was 3-for-9 behind the three-point line. Snead State would close the gap in the second quarter outscoring CVCC 14-12. CVCC maintained a five-point lead (30-25) as the first half came to a close. The Lady Pirates had 25 total rebounds in the first half.
Snead State’s Kaitlyn Hadley opened the second half with a two-point shot, but CVCC would then go on a 13-0 run. CVCC’s Brittany Williams led the Lady Pirates with 13 points and started the run with an offensive rebound and lay-up. She had eight rebounds in the game. Timi’ Swanson scored five points in that run and finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. The Lady Pirates closed the third quarter with a 55-38. They scored 22 points in the third to Snead State’s 12.
Both teams would score 17 points in the fourth with Lady Pirates maintaining possession for most of the quarter as they would eat away at the time clock. CVCC had a 36.4% (28/77) field goal percentage and were 7-for-11 (63.6%) from the free throw line. They finished with 40 total rebounds. CVCC opened ACCC play on Tuesday at home versus Wallace-Selma and will travel to play Lurleen B. Wallace on January 13. CVCC defeated LBW 65-51 and 60-40 in their two meeting last season.