The Ensworth Lady Tigers faced a tough schedule this week, playing three games, including one on Saturday against rival CPA. But they were up to the task - winning all three games.
Ensworth star Jordyn Cambridge led the way for the Lady Tigers, leading her team in scoring in all three games.
Against a very good team from Christ Presbyterian Academy, Cambridge got a lot of help - on both ends of the court.
Akiya Harris matched Cambridge with 12 points and was part of a huge defensive effort that limited the Lady Lions to single digit scoring in three of the four quarters in a 40-28 win.
After Ensworth took an early 9-6 lead in the first quarter, CPA played their best basketball in the second, holding the Lady Tigers to just four points, while scoring 13 themselves to take a 19-13 lead at halftime.
But Ensworth turned it around in the second half, pouring in 12 points in the third quarter and 15 more in the fourth. Their offense was good, but their defense was better, holding CPA to just six points in the third and three in the fourth to earn the win.
Kaiya Wynn scored eight points for Ensworth, while Carolina Cowles added four points and Dontavia Waggoner chipped in two points.
Earlier in the week, Ensworth once again used a stifling defense to beat the Baylor School 26-24.
Neither team could generate much offense in the first half and the Lady Tigers found themselves trailing 15-9 at halftime.
But Ensworth came out hot in the third, scoring 15 points while holding Baylor to just seven to seize the lead 24-22 going in the final period.
Neither team could find any offense in the fourth, each scoring just a single basket. But that was enough to give Ensworth the win.
Cambridge led the Lady Tigers with 14 points, while Wynn scored five points and Cowles and Hannah Doochin each adding two points.
On Thursday, Ensworth faced off against Pope John Paul II. That contest turned out to be the most lopsided of the week, with the Lady Tigers winning 61-20.
Ensworth once again used a stifling defense, shutting out JPII in the first quarter and holding them to just nine points in the second.
Meanwhile, the Lady Tiger offense was firing on all cylinders, scoring 14 points in the first and 19 more in the second to grab a commanding 33-9 lead at halftime.
It was more of the same to start the second half. Ensworth had its best scoring period in the third quarter, scoring 20 points. The defense was just as good, holding JPII to just a single basket to extend their lead to 53-11 going into the final quarter.
The bench took over from there, adding eight more points in the final period to give Ensworth the 61-20 victory.
Dontavia Waggoner led the Lady Tigers in scoring, pouring in a game high 22 points for Ensworth.
Carolina Cowles also scored in double figures for the Lady Tigers, pouring in 10 points.
Cambridge added eight points for Ensworth, while Lilly Moon also scored eight points.
Harris and Moon each scored four points for Ensworth, while Xavia Williams added three points.
Ensworth Girls Have Big Week