Lady Cats get weekend split

Published 8:55 am Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Lady Cats' Ri'Chana Jackson drives to the basket, pursued by a Thomasville defender.

The Bainbridge High School varsity girls basketball team rolled over the Thomasville High School Lady Bulldogs 48-29 at home Saturday night, giving them a split of their weekend games.

On Friday night, Coach Kelvin Cochran’s Lady Cats dropped a 44-31 decision to the Colquitt County High School Lady Packers in Moultrie.

Coach Cochran said he thought Briana Wade did a good job of ball handling both nights and Jazmine Kelly and Ri’Chana Jackson were strong rebounders and scorers.

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“Ri’Chana Jackson led us in scoring Friday night against Colquitt County with 12 points and Jasmine Kelly led us in scoring Saturday night against Thomasville with 18 points,” Cochran said.

The Lady Cats, who are 2-3 for the season, led just 15-11 at halftime and 29-21 after three quarters.

Two three-pointers by Makeba Ponder within 26 second late in the forth quarter sealed the victory for the Lady Packers in Friday’s games.

Colquitt County outscored the Lady Cats 15-4 in the third quarter to take a 36-22 lead.

The Lady Cats’ Briana Wade hit a three-pointer from the right side to open the fourth quarter increasing the advantage to 36-25.

Coach Cochran said the shooting was a little cold Friday night but the defense was strong both nights.

“Our defense is really coming along,” he said after Saturday’s win.