Lady Cats split weekend matches, record moves to 4-2

Published 6:22 pm Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats basketball team divided two weekend games, losing 52-45 to the Westover High School Lady Patriots Friday at home and rolling past the Worth County High School lady Rams 80-13 Saturday.
Parris gave the lady Cats an early 6-5 lead over the Lady Patriots Friday night when she hit a layup off the right glass with 4:45 remaining in the first quarter. They increased their advantage to 8-5 when Alexandria Carter hit a jumper from the right base line with 2:32 showing on the first quarter clock. They trailed 27-24 at halftime. They trailed 47-43 after three quarters.
Emanuel hit a layup off the left glass to open the fourth quarter cutting the lead to 47-45. The Lady Patriots then scored the last five points of the game to put the win away. Parris led the Lady Cats in scoring Friday night with 9 points. Nadia Marshall followed her with eight and Bianka Madge had six.
“We gave to many easy shots up against Westover,” lady Cats coach Kelvin Cochran said. “We also made to many turnovers.
Longesha Emanuel led the Lady Cats with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Nadia Marshall had 18 points and 9 rebounds. Also in double figures were Parris with 14 points and seven rebounds and Alexandria Carter with 10 points and three rebounds.
Rounding out the Lady Cats scoring column Saturday were Rikia Hughes with eight points, Alexis Russ with six, Beonka Madge with four and Asia Gordan with one.
Cochran said he told is players to work on their skills Saturday night.
“We knew Worth County was going to be a little down this year and the game could be one-sided, but I told my players not to play down to the competition, and to their credit, they did not.”
The Lady Cats, who were 4-2 following the weekend split, returned to action Tuesday hosting the Thomas County Central High School Lady Yellow Jackets. They will host the Cairo High School Syrupmaids Friday and take on the Thomas Ville High School Lady Bulldogs Saturday on the road.
They will open play in the Thomasville High School Holiday Hoopfest Saturday, Dec. 26, at 4:30 p.m. against the Seminole County High School Lady Indians.

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