In just the first three games of the season, Summit’s girls basketball team has seemingly figured out its offensive rhythm.
Off to a 3-0 start through last weekend, the Lady Jaguars have already averaged 65 points per game and have hit 79 in their highest scoring game.
And for head coach Tammy Lusinger, they are doing it with the help of four returning starters, although that number has now dipped to three.
Point guard Nia Jackson was injured the day before the first game and is now out for the season.
“We were anticipating to have a good start,” Lusinger said. Summit was hosting Colleyville Heritage on Tuesday after the press deadline, but results can be found at dfwvarsity.com.
Summit returns a total of nine players and will need the experience as it ratchets up the competition level this weekend. The Lady Jags will enter the McDonald’s Invitational in Houston and will be joined by some of the better teams in the state.
First up at the tourney is The Woodlands and then Manville, which boasts one of the best players in the state. At last year’s tournament, Summit went 1-4.
“Although we didn’t return any starters, we expect to better than last year’s 25-14,” Lusinger said. “That was the most games we ever lost (in a season). Our goal is to do much better.”
With the initial success, Lusinger said the team is hoping to build on it.
The offensive success, said Lusinger, is “mainly because of what the defenses afford us. We’re still a work in progress. We need to figure out things that will benefit our players.”
Summit’s defense is doing well enough to please Lusinger thus far and she’s encouraged and pleased with the effort. “But we still are looking to shore up some things.
“We have experience now and the kids have really stepped up,” Lusinger added. “We keep trying to improve every day.”
Summit will play in the Cowtown Classic after Thanksgiving and then open district play on Dec. 10. The Lady Jaguars will play in a total of three tournaments and, due to new UIL standards, will drop two regular-season games on the schedule.