Injured Bulldogs still dangerous
By DAN KAUFFMAN / Staff Writer
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - It's hard to believe Martinsburg's girls basketball team is playing at less than full strength. Jefferson isn't buying it at all.
The Bulldogs played without starters Danielle Murray and Lauren Askin on Wednesday, and didn't need them. LaSha Anderson scored 16 of her 21 points in the first half of a near-perfect display of basketball, as Martinsburg ran around and through the Cougars, 75-44.
"When Lauren went down ... we needed some leadership," Martinsburg coach Don Bullett said. "She (LaSha) has been our leader, and I wanted her to be more vocal and step up her game."
"Every game, we get better," Anderson said. "When we get all better, we'll be ready to go again."
For now, the Bulldogs (8-3) are doing fine at less than full strength. Murray is in the hospital with a condition thought to be pneumonia, while Askin has a torn ACL and will have her knee scoped Monday. In addition, Tiffany Twigg just recently returned to action herself and is recovering from her own ACL injury.