Coming off a game in which it held its opponent to seven points, Detroit Cody (6-0, 3-0 Detroit Public School League Division 1 West) defeated Detroit Denby 58-9.
Senior guard Courtney Stone finished with a triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Cody coach Antonio Baker spoke highly of Stone.
“She (Courtney) has led us in all of our victories,” Baker said.
Stone has been a starter on the varsity team since her freshman season.
“Courtney knows how to compete and with the experience that she has she knows how to go out there and execute,” Baker said.
Cody has been off to a great start this season. Allowing 16 total points in the past two games, its defense has been a big contributor to its wins.
Baker said the defense has really stepped up this season.
“Our offense has been based on our defense this season,” Baker said. “Defensively we have created turnovers, which has led to transition points.”
Cody wasted no time against Denby. Kiara McGowan finished with 14 points and D’ajah Mitchell scored 10.
“Today our girls were locked in on defense and continued to pressure the guards forcing turnovers, leading to easy buckets for us,” Baker said.
Cody has a lot of experience, with eight seniors, three of them in the starting lineup.
“The chemistry continues to get stronger as the season goes,” Baker said.
Being undefeated through six games is a good feeling for coach Baker and his girls, but there’s always room for improvement.
“We need to get better on running our offensive sets and executing them,” Baker said.
Cody will look to keep its win streak going as it faces Toledo MR Waite (Ohio) at the Motor City Roundball tournament next Tuesday at Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern. Tip-off will be at 11 a.m.
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Kevin Moore is a freelance writer.