The Camden Fairview Lady Cardinals basketball team is fully underway as they participate in essential team-building tournaments on the road before they play at home. The Lady Cardinals kicked off their 2022 season at Dermott 51-49 on Monday, Nov. 14. First-year head coach Whitney Frazier gathered her team as they went to Louisiana to participate in the Lakeside Tournament. Camden Fairview rebounded by winning the three tournament games to win the championship title.
The Lady Cardinals defeated the Lakeview Lady Gators in game one 49-30. Camden Fairview had no problems establishing a rhythm on the offensive end of the court. The Lady Cardinals made 2-of-3 shots from field goal in the first quarter as the Lady Cardinals were quickly finding ways to the free-throw line. In the second quarter, point guard Ja'Kyree Spencer aggressive attacking the basket and creating her own shots. She was 3-of-6 in the second quarter for seven points.
The Lady Cardinals outscored the Lady Gators 12-to-10 in the third quarter as four players for Camden Fairview was able to create some points on the board. After Spencer and junior center Makalee Tate were the key offensive players in the first three quarters, forward Karmen Johnson had a breakout in the fourth quarter. Johnson scored seven points in the fourth quarter with one shot being a three-pointer. Spencer finished the game as the highest scorer for the Lady Cardinals. Johnson finished with nine points and Tate scored six points.
The following day, the Lady Cardinals took on the Arcadia Hornets in a grudgematch that came down to the final possession. In the end, it was the Lady Cardinals that came through for a 48-46 win. Three days on, the Lady Cardinals faced the Minden Crimson Tide. After a couple days of rest, the Lady Cardinals crushed the Crimson Tide 58-27.
The Lady Cardinals are set for another tournament in the state of Louisiana starting this Monday in the Woodlawn Classic.