Lady Cats edged

Published 4:10 pm Friday, January 9, 2009

A ferocious final run by the Bainbridge High School Lady Cats fell just short Tuesday night in Quincy, Fla., as the East Gadsden High School Lady Jaguars hung on for a 62-61 victory.

“We were down by 16 points with two minutes to go,” Lady Cats head coach Latreisha Moon said Wednesday morning. “We went into a press, got five turnovers and cut the lead. We had the ball out of bounds with less than a minute to go. We tried to lob the ball in to Bria Harris, but it was tipped away.”

The Lady Cats featured a balanced scoring attack Tuesday night with three players in double figures. Alexis Burke led the way with 19 points. She was followed by Zaikia Dawson with 15 and Harris with 13.

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Jasmin Grice of the Lady Jaguars took game-scoring honors with 23. She was the only Lady Jaguar in double figures, while Chandra Brown scored 8 for East Gadsden.

Rounding out the Lady Cats’ scoring column were Briana Wade with four, Vanessa Jones with three and April Williams, Lashanda Middleton and Megan Bell, all with two.

The Lady Cats, who were 8-5 after Tuesday’s loss, returned to action Friday, when both BHS teams take on the Colquitt County High School Packers in Moultrie.

Both BHS hoops teams will be in Colquitt tonight taking on Miller County High School Pirates.

The boys team will play the Marianna, Fla., High School Bulldogs next Friday, Jan. 16. Then both teams will play Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Shootout in Cairo. Opponents and game times are to be determined.

The BHS teams will begin their Region 1-AAAA schedule Friday, Jan. 23, when they host Americus-Sumter County High School at home.