ROSWELL — Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed knew his team would have Roswell Goddard overmatched when the Lady Wildcats ran over the Lady Rockets 65-6 in summer league play.
Since then, Goddard has lost four potential starters for a variety of reasons.
Goddard’s miserable season continued Saturday night as the Lady Cats stormed out of the gate quickly and cruised to a 71-17 victory behind 27 points from senior post Antiesha Brown and 17 from junior guard Ashlee Pierson.
Brown scored 10 points and Pierson had eight in the opening stanza.
“We pressed for about six minutes and then we stopped,” Reed said. “They (Brown and Pierson) were scoring off that press a lot.”
Reed said the Lady Cats (15-4) were well aware of the situation. Bench players got a lot of action after Clovis rolled into halftime leading 45-5.
“It was good for them to get some playing time,” Reed said. “The only thing is, we had a running clock (with a lead of 35 or more points after the half), so they don’t get as much time.
“You also want to make sure your starters get to play.”
Junior post Baylee Rogers was the top scorer for Goddard (0-21) with seven points.
Reed acknowledged the Lady Cats were looking ahead to Friday’s District 4-5A opener at rival Hobbs.
“I told the girls, ‘Our focus is not on Goddard. It’s on Hobbs,’” he said.
It was to have been the third game in three nights for Clovis, but because of Thursday’s heavy snow home games against Roswell High on Thursday night and Artesia on Friday night were postponed.
Reed said the Lady Cats are looking at a Saturday makeup against Roswell High, but that won’t be finalized before Monday. He said the Artesia game probably won’t be made up.