Three Lady Cats combine for 55
Published 1:30 pm Friday, January 21, 2011
April Thomas, Bria Harris and Ri’Chana Jackson combined for 55 points Tuesday night to lead the Bainbridge High School Lady Cats to a 66-52 away victory over the Randolph-Clay High School Lady Red Devils.
Thomas led the way with a game high 28 points. She was followed by Harris with 14 and Jackson with 13.
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The win improved the Lady Cats season record to 11-5. They will host the Cairo High School Syrupmaids today at 6 p.m.
Between today’s girls game and boys game, Coach Larry Cosby’s 2010 Region 1AAAA and State Class AAAA champion track team will be honored.
Lady Cats coach Latreisha Moon said she thought her team played extremely well against Randolph-Clay in Cuthbert.
“April Thomas had her usual strong effort Tuesday night and Bria Harris also did a good job,” she said. “Opposing teams have a difficult time dealing with April’s quickness. She leads our fast break and gets up and down the court really well.”
The Lady Cats led 18-6 at the end of the first quarter and went to halftime out front 33-18 after outscoring the Lady Red Devils 15-12 in the second quarter.
A 19-17 third quarter scoring advantage sent the Lady Cats to the fourth quarter with a 52-35 lead. The Lady Red Devils outscored the Lady Cats 17-14 in the fourth quarter but it was too little, too late.
Behind Thomas, Harris and Jackson in the Lady Cats’ scoring column Tuesday night were DeDe Cooper with four, DeDe Sparrow with three, and Briana Wade and Candace Perkins with two apiece.
The Lady Red Devils had three players in double figures. Kanekia Washington and Casey Stans scored 18 apiece and Andriana Blackmon scored 10. Whenekia Washington scored four and Takia Sullivan scored two.