Lady Cats lose 2 games

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats dropped two games over the weekend, losing 53-34 to Tift County on Friday night at home, and bowing 48-23 at Thomasville on Saturday night.

The Lady Cats, who are 0-3, trailed the Lady Blue Devils 17-11 at halftime Friday night, but bounced back to score the first six points of the third quarter to pull even 17-17.

First, point guard Beonka Madge hit a layup off the right glass at the 7:31 mark to cut it to 17-13, then center Patra Parris hit a turnaround jumper in the lane at the 6:52 mark to cut it to 17-15.

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Longeisha Emanuel hit a layup off the left glass to tie it up 17-17.

The Thomasville Lady Bulldogs, who led 33-11 at halftime, were led by Jaqueria Dunbar with a team-high 15 points. Dunbar hit four three-point jumpers in the first half.

Teena Jeffery was the leading scorer for the Lady Cats on Saturday, with eight points. Tameria Levens added seven, Dixie Landy put in four and Emanuel and Alexis Russ scored two apiece.

The Lady Cats were playing without two key starters Saturday night. Sophomore Alex Carter was out Friday and Saturday night with a shoulder injury, and Madge broke her wrist Friday night.

“We were already young, and now we are even younger,” Bainbridge coach Kelvin Cochran said.