Angela Hurt knows that if Forsyth Central's girls basketball team can play consistently like it did Tuesday night, not many teams can beat the Bulldogs.
It's just a matter of getting out of their own way, she said.
"We feel like sometimes we get in our own way. If we stay out of our own way, and if we play together and do the things we work on, then we can definitely compete with anyone in the region," Hurt said.
Nobody could get in Central's way Tuesday, as the hot-shooting Bulldogs used 12 3-pointers by seven different players to sink Lambert, 65-30.
The Bulldogs had three plays finish in double digits, with junior Aisha Dabo and junior Elizabeth Pruitt leading the team with 15 points each. Senior Ansley Carver added 12 points on four 3-pointers.
"I didn't think we played real hard tonight, to be honest with you," Lambert head coach Brian Moon said. "They made 13 threes. You know, obviously they've got post players and bigs that help them every night. They've got a good team, good players and we kind of got outmanned tonight."
Dabo filled up the stat sheet for the Bulldogs, adding four blocks, four rebounds and a steal to help Central on both sides of the court.
"The best thing about her is, she can have that stat line, and me as a coach, I still look at her and I still see there's so much more," Hurt said of Dabo. "She probably gets annoyed with me a lot of times, because she can have 25 points and I'm like, 'You could have had 35.'"
Central played well defensively, too, limiting promising freshman Briley Elder to just seven points. Edler entered the game with 92 points combined in her past three games.
"Because we're athletic and we've got some length, it really helps us against teams that may not have as many people to stretch," Hurt said. "That's where probably she struggles sometimes, because they don't have as many people that they can pull away to get her open."
Central (12-5, 2-1 Region 5-7A) seemed to hit its stride before the Christmas break, winning seven of eight games before dropping three straight games over the break.
Hurt said one reason for the skid is because the team had to shake off an illness that affected some of the players.
"I think that in the last few games, we've had some sickness, some flu hit us during the Christmas break," Hurt said. "So, I think between the game against Johns Creek and this game, you can feel us kind of getting back into a rhythm, which is good."
Central gets its first crack at South Forsyth at 6 p.m. Friday, while Lambert (6-9, 1-2 Region 5-7A) will host North Forsyth at 7 p.m. Friday.