Lady Cats lose opener, 46-29

Published 11:01 am Friday, December 7, 2012

The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats basketball team dropped a 46-29 season-opening decision to the visiting Colquitt County High School Lady Packers on Tuesday night.

Bainbridge head coach Kelvin Cochran said turnovers were a key factor in the loss.

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“We just turned the ball over too much,” he said. “We talked after the game about dribbling down court quickly and not getting trapped.

“We are very young and we will get better. We started four sophomores — point guard Beonka Madge, shooting guard Alex Carter, who had to leave early with a shoulder injury, shooting guard Tameria Levens, and center Patra Parris. Junior Teena Jeffery was our other starter.”

The Lady Cats trailed 10-4 at the end of the first quarter, but scored six of the next seven points to pull within one at 11-10.

The 6-0 run featured layups by Parris and Madge and a free throw by Madge. They trailed 21-13 at halftime.

The Lady Packers came back and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the game.

The Lady Cats returned to action Friday, when they hosted the Tift County High School Lady Blue Devils.

Lady Packers junior shooting guard Makeba Ponder, who is averaging 21 points a game, was held to 15.

Madge led Bainbridge with seven points.