Sophomore Denijah Johnson has been playing at a high level since she arrived on campus as a freshman last season. When the games seems to be getting out of hand and chaotic, Johnson seems to show up and shine through it all.
Although last night's game did not end in favor of the Koalas, there were some positive notes to take away from the performance. The Koalas trailed the entire game but never showed signs of cracking. Reminiscent of the last home game against Montreat, the achilles heel for the Koalas was free throw shooting. The team shot 11-25 from the free throw line which would have easily helped them in their quest to victory.
On the other hand, Sophmore Johnson recorded what is now her 5th double-double of the season. With a career high 25 points and 11 rebounds (1 shy of tying a career high also). Johnson was the work horse for the team. In the entire season last year she had a total of 8 double-double performances and can easily surpass that mark this year. Her field goal percentage is 12% higher than it was last year. Johnsons' assists, steals and blocks are all near last season totals at the mid season mark for this year.
With last nights loss, the team is in need of some good luck and a winning streak. The remaining games are all AAC conference games. Each game adds pressure and are essential wins to guarantee a spot in the post season. The next test for the Koalas will be Saturday January, 12th away at Brenau. Tip-off is at 2pm.