The South Side girls basketball team is still a work in progress.
The two-time defending SAC champions and 2013 Class 4A state runners-up are 3-3 after six games and opened the SAC season Friday with a 59-49 loss to visiting Bishop Luers.
The Archers were up early, fell behind by 20 points and then cut the deficit to six points with 1:40 left in the game.
"We opened the game up with a 7-2 lead and our girls got excited thinking this is it," South Side coach Lakyn Gulley said. "But Luers didn't stop playing, and they didn't put their heads down.
"The girls wanted them to cave in, and when they didn't we weren't ready for the fight back."
The Archers lost three starters from last year's 20-2 team when both losses came to Bedford North Lawrence.
The two holdovers – seniors Lakyn Gulley and Brittni Clopton – are surrounded by young, but still untested talent.
"We shouldn't have lost against Penn (51-44 defeat)," Goodwell said. "They are a good team, and they are well-coached. They are another Luers. They are patient, and they do their thing.
"That's difficult when you have three seniors leave that have been playing varsity for the last four years. We just have to get better and be more consistent."