Girls pull away late, beat Randolph Clay by 20
Published 7:41 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats pulled away in the fourth quarter Friday night at home to defeat the Randolph Clay High School Lady Red Devils, 64-44, and conclude their regular season with a 15-9 record.
The Lady Cats led by just three, 42-39, entering the fourth quarter. They took their first double-digit lead at 50-40 when Alex Carter, who took game-scoring honors with 23 points, hit a driving layup off the left glass with 5:01 left in the game.
The lead moved to 62-42, when Carter hit a three-point jumper from the left baseline, was fouled and converted a free throw with 34 seconds left in the game.
Bainbridge coach Kelvin Cochran said he liked the way his team took control in the fourth quarter.
“We did a better job of ball handling and shooting as the game went along,” he said. “We also cut down on our turnovers.”
Trailing 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Cats scored the first four points of the second quarter to take a 14-11 lead.
First, Ri’Chana Jackson hit a free throw at the 7:50 mark, then Takia Crankfield hit a layup off the right glass at the 6:52 mark.
Behind Carter in the Lady Cats’ scoring column Friday were Crankfield with 14 points, Jackson with 12, Diamond Bouie with eight, Briana Wade with five and Tera Jeffery with two.