Freshman Hope Toliver and sophomore point guard Jazmen Moore are providing the 1-2 scoring punch for the Caroline Lady Cavaliers basketball team so far this season.
The Lady Cavaliers were 10-4 overall and 4-3 in the Battlefield District heading into this week with only four game remaining on the regular season schedule. The team was in fourth place in the district behind Spotsylvania (5-2), Courtland (7-1), and Eastern View (8-0).
The lanky freshman and the sparkplug sophomore are providing a lot of leadership for the Cavaliers, who also have the benefit of several other players who are making solid contributions to the team for added depth.
Toliver was pacing the team with an average of 12.7 points per game with Moore right behind at 11.9 points per game.
Moore also was pacing the Lady Cavaliers in 3-point shooting with 20 treys; her shooting percentage from behind the 3-point arc is better than field goal range, 38 percent compared to 25 percent. She also has contributed 44 points from the free throw line to lead the team.
Moore also is leading Caroline in two other statistical categories, assists (63) and steals (45).
Toliver had immediately established herself as a scoring threat in her debut high school year and is shooting 40 percent from the field, second only to junior Bo Hayes, 45 percent. She leads the team with 11 blocks shots, and Toliver also pulls down an average of 6.3 rebounds per game, which is second again only to Hayes, who averages 8.6.
The Lady Cavaliers have two other players who are on the verge of averaging double-digit points per game. Senior Shannon Mosby, who has been saddled with an injured leg off and on in recent weeks, is averaging 9.9 points per game and a team-leading 70 percent from the free throw line. Mosby, who reached the 1,000-point plateau as a junior a year ago, is second in 3-point production, assists, steals, and blocked shots.
Hayes is averaging 9.6 points per game, and, as noted above, leads the Lady Cavaliers in rebounding.
Another freshman, Jayla McNeil, also is making an impact. McNeil is fourth in scoring, averaging 7.5 points per game, including a 62 free throw percentage, and she is third in rebounding with an average of 4.9 boards per game.
The Lady Cavaliers also are getting some offensive production from sophomore DeAndrea Spurlock (4.8 points per game average) and junior Nikia Robinson (2.6 points per game average, who is fourth in rebounding with an average 3.3 boards per game.