Levens leads Lady Cats to take down Lady Packers 40-31

Published 5:54 pm Friday, December 5, 2014

The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats basketball team opened their season Tuesday with a 40-31 home victory over the Colquitt County High School Lady Packers.

The Lady Cats will return to action Friday with a home game against the Seminole County High School Lady Indians. They will host the Dougherty High School Lady Trojans today at 6 p.m.

Tameria Levens led the Lady Cats in scoring with 20 points. Patra Parris was also in double figures with 12. Jomira Grant was high for the Lady Packers with 12.

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Trailing 6-5 early, the Lady Cats went ahead to stay 7-6 when Parris hit a jumper from the right side at the 3:18 mark. She followed that up with two free throw a at the 2:06 mark to increase the advantage to 9-6.

After Gant hit a couple of free throws to cut it to 9-8, Asia Gordan hit a jumper a jumper from the right side to up the lead to 11-8.

Alexandria Carter hit a 3-point jumper with 1:10 remaining to increase the advantage to 14-8 and that is the way with first quarter ended.

The Lady Cats took their first double-digit advantage at 20-10 when Parris hit a shot in the lane with 6:01 remaining in the second quarter. They were out front 28-20 at halftime.

Parris hit a lay up and a short turn around jumper in the lane late in the fourth quarter to pit the Lady Cats up 32-20 entering the fourth quarter.

Behind Levens and Parris in the Lady Cats scoring column Tuesday were Asia Gordan with 8 and Alexandria Carter with 5,

The Lady Cats went up by 14, at 37-23, when Gordon hit a 3-point jumper with 6:36 showing on the fourth quarter clock.

Lady Cats head coach Kelvin Cochran said he thought his team played very well.

“We had some turnovers but we did a good job of ball handling and rebounding,” Cochran said. “Point guards Beonka Madge and Alexis Russ handles the ball well. We did have to many turnovers but I am confident we can get that straightened out.”