TOP PHOTO: Skylar Boshears is back on the hardwood.
JEFFERSON CITY, TN (WLAF) – It took only a few seconds for former Lady Cougar Skylar Boshears to contribute in her first game as a Carson-Newman Lady Eagle on Wednesday night at Sam “Frosty” Holt Field House.
She knew she wouldn’t start, but she held high hopes she’d get some playing time, and she did. Boshears ended up playing 22 minutes. Only three other Lady Eagles played more against SAC foe Anderson.
Little did the Anderson Lady Trojans know but they had just taken it their last lead at 13-12 right after Boshears first entered the game. In no time, Number 32 dribbled into the lane and put up a jumper in front of the basket swishing it through. Bo’s bucket was a two for one in that it was her first points scored as a Lady Eagle, and it put C-N in the lead for good. Oh, and those points also ended a three-minute scoring drought for the Lady Eagles.
Carson-Newman Head Coach Mike Mincey said, “She’s been scoring well in practice and is really one of our better scorers actually, and that will come. But when you haven’t played basketball as long as she has, I’m sure there’s a little bit of nerves there and all that kind of stuff.”
Boshears new coach bragged on her defense in C-N’s 75 to 62 win over Anderson. “Her defense, her ability to move and play defense was really key tonight especially against some of their guards. I thought she did a pretty good job of staying in front of some really good, athletic guards'” said Coach Mincey.
Carson-Newman improved to 2 & 0 and snapped a four-game losing streak to Anderson. The Limestone Saints, another conference foe, visit Mossy Creek on Saturday at 2 pm. The Eagle Sports Network features a high definition video stream and an audio option of the game HERE beginning at 1:45 p.m. with “The Appalachian Electric Cooperative Countdown to Tip-Off.”
Boshears line reads three points, four rebounds, two steals, two assists and 22-minutes. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/10/2020-6AM)