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Carter leads Lady Cats to victory

Longeisha Emanuel grabs the ball

Guard Alex Carter poured in 27 points Tuesday night, leading coach Kelvin Cochran’s Bainbridge High School Lady Cats basketball team to a 56-51 victory over the visiting Miller County High School Lady Pirates.

It was the Lady Cats’ third victory in their last four games, and improved their overall record to 4-8.

Freshman guard Alexis Russ joined Carter in the double-figure column, with 10 points. Mallory Diamond of Miller County took game-scoring honors, with 41 points.

Tuesday’s game was close throughout. Carter gave the Lady Cats their first lead at 15-13, when she hit a three-point jumper from the top of the key with 51 seconds left in the first quarter.

A driving layup off the right glass by guard Teena Jeffery with 23 seconds left increased the lead to 17-13, and that is the way the first quarter ended.

The Lady Cats were up 25-22 at halftime and trailed 40-38 at the end of the third quarter.

Bainbridge met the Lee County High School Lady Trojans in a 1-AAAAA game Friday in Leesburg, Ga., and will host Columbus’s Hardaway High School Lady Golden Hawks in a Region 1-AAAAA game at 6 p.m. tonight.

“I am so proud of our team’s efforts in the last four games,” Cochran said, following Tuesday night’s win over Miller County. “We are playing hard and making better decisions.”