Harris, Thomas lead Lady Cats to victory
Published 2:43 pm Friday, January 7, 2011
Bria Harris and April Thomas combined for 31 points here Tuesday night to lead coach Latreisha Moon’s Bainbridge High School Lady Cats to a 63-39 victory over the Baker County High School Lady Bears.
Harris led the way with 16, and Thomas put in 15. It was their hot, early shooting that led the Lady Cats on a game-opening 13-0 scoring run.
After Jasmine Kelly hit a free throw just 43 seconds into the game to put the Lady Cats up 1-0, Thomas hit two free throws at the 7:07 mark to make it 3-0.
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The advantage increased to 5-0 when Ri’Chana Jackson, who scored 8 points, grabbed a rebound and put it back in at the 6:22 mark.
Harris and Thomas then took over, scoring the next six points to push the lead out to 11-0.
First Harris grabbed a rebound and put it back in at the 6:03 mark, then Harris hit a driving layup off the right glass at the 6:03 mark. Harris grabbed a rebound and banked in a layup off the right glass at the 5:00 mark. Jackson’s layup off the left glass at the 4:18 mark made it 13-0.
The Lady Bears finally broke the scoring ice when Precious Miller hit two free throws at the 4:06 mark to cut the Lady Cats lead to 13-2. The Lady Cats led 24-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Thomas hit a long three-point shot from the left side to just beat the second-quarter buzzer and send the Lady Cats to halftime with a 42-21 lead.
They came right out in the third quarter to score the first four points and go up 46-21. De De Sparrow did the initial honors, first hitting a jumper from the left side at the 7:08 mark then hitting a jumper from the right side at the 6:32 mark. The Lady Cats went to the fourth quarter with a 52-31 lead and coasted the rest of the way.
After the game, coach Moon said she thought her team played better man-to-man defense than they had in other recent games.
The Lady Cats will return to action Friday when they host the Colquitt County High School Lady Packers at 6 p.m.