Lady Cats fall in overtime to Lady Trojans

Published 7:52pm Friday, February 7, 2014

The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats dropped a 51-48 overtime Region 1-AAAAA game to the Lee County High School Lady Trojans Wednesday in Leesburg.
The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, but was postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday because of cold weather.
The loss left them with an 11-12 overall record and a 5-5 Region 1-AAAAA mark. They are third in Region 1-AAAAA and will host the Harris County High School Lady Tigers in a Region 1-AAAAA game Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Lady Cats and Bearcats will host the Regio 1-AAAAA Tournament Friday, Feb.14, and Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Lady Cats will conclude their regular season with a pair of non-Region 1-AAAAA road games this weekend. They will play the Cairo High School Syrupmaids Friday in Cairo and take on the Seminole County High School Lady Indians Saturday in Donalsonville.
Wednesday’s game with Lee County was tied 41-41 at the end of regulation. Both teams had a shot to win just before the overtime period.
Longesha Emanuel and Patra Parris combined for 27 points to lead the way for the Lady Cats. Emanuel put in 14 points and Parris added 13 points.
Rounding out the Lady Cats scoring chart were Alexandria Carter with eight points, Tameria Levens with four points, Beonka Madge with three points and Alexis Russ, Asia Gordon and NiJala Jackson all with two points.
Maggie O’Connor of the Lady Trojans took game scoring honors with 17 points. Her teammate Kayla Cooper scored 14 points.
The game was close throughout. The Lady Cats led 11-9 at the end of the first quarter. They Lady Trojans outscored them 9-6 in the second quarter to take an 18-17 halftime lead. A 13-10 third quarter scoring edge sent the Lady Trojans to the fourth quarter with a 31-27 lead. The Lady Cats outscored the Lady Trojans 14-10 in the fourth quarter to tie it 41-41 and send it to overtime.
The Lady Cats scored 10 and held the Lady Cats to 7 in overtime to pull out the victory.
Lady Cats coach Kelvin Cochran said he was proud of the way his team has played.

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