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Lady Cats peaking as Region 1AAAA play begins

Coach Latreisha Moon’s Bainbridge High School Lady Cats basketball team is peaking at the right time as they begin their Region 1AAAA schedule this weekend.

The team, led by a pair of strong seniors in guard April Thomas and center Bria Harris, took on the Thomas County Central High School Lady Yellow Jackets in their first Region 1AAAA game last night and will travel to Leesburg tonight for a 6 p.m. Region 1AAAA game with the Lee County High School Lady Trojans.

In a 53-31 victory over the Lady Trojans last Friday night, the Lady Yellow Jackets were led by a 15-point performance by Jasmine Battle and a 14-point effort by Kyanna McCraw. Chelsea McIntyre and Cierra McCloud scored seven points apiece.

The top two offensive threats for Lee County’s Lady Trojans are DeQuenna Moore and Heather Besson. Moore scored 7 and Besson scored 6 against the Lady Yellow Jackets .

Coach Moon talked this week about the importance of the Region 1AAAA games.

“All games are important, but our Region 1AAAA games are a little extra important,” she said. “The more of them you win, the better seeding you will get in the Region 1AAAA Tournament.”

The Lady Cats will host the Region 1AAAA Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 19.

“When you get into Region 1AAAA play, you can throw regular-season records away. Everybody plays well,” Moon said.

Team seedings for the Region 1AAAA Tournament will be determined following the regular season. Teams on the other half of Region 1AAAA Sub-Region are Northside Warner Robins, Hardaway of Columbus, Northside Columbus and Warner Robins.