There was a combination of factors that led to the Concord girls basketball team’s five game winning streak being snapped by Blue Hen Conference Flight A leader Appoquinimnk Friday and Raiders coach John Armstrong couldn’t just point to one thing in particular.
“We made some bad decisions and mistakes tonight. We rushed shots and we didn’t make that extra pass to get a better shot,” Armstrong said after the Raiders were brought back to earth rudely 62-36 by the Jaguars Friday night.
The Raiders (7-7 overall, 5-2 Flight A) almost erased an early 10-point lead by the Jaguars, drawing to within four points (15-11) at the end of the first quarter. Appoquinimink however, came back in waves, with four players scoring double figures and they led by double digits the rest of the contest.
Concord was led by sophomore forward Meghan Doogan, who was the team’s only player to reach double figure scoring with 10 points. Seniors Candace Williams and Jamira Bailey added six points each while Jonae King contributed five points.
Armstrong believes that the Raiders can continue their winning ways with some hard work and focus.
“We always take it one game at a time,” he said. “We played a good team tonight and it showed us what kind of team we can be when we play well, but it also showed us some things we need to focus and spend a little more time on.”
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