Lady Cats’ comeback attempt falls short

Published 3:47 pm Friday, December 2, 2016

By Powell Cobb

Managing Editor

After a valiant comeback effort in the final minutes of the Lady Cats’ game against Colquitt County Tuesday night, Bainbridge lost 58-54 to drop to 1-2 on the season.

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The Lady Cats were down by 15 with four minutes left in the game, but scored their way to take the lead 52-50 with two minutes left in the game. Bainbridge allowed the Lady Packers to bounce back and reclaim the lead before the buzzer.

Coach Kelvin Cochran said his needs to learn to close out games, and that will come with more experience.

“I was very proud of their effort throughout the game, but especially when we got down by 15 points,” Cochran said. “They could’ve easily laid down, but they kept fighting and came back and took the lead. That kind of effort will pay dividends moving forward for us, and not to mention what it did for their confidence.”

Nadia Marshall had a huge game with 29 points, followed by Tytianna Roseborough with 11 points and Tyra Smart with 8 points.

Cochran said foul trouble hurt the team early on and they had to play long stretches with the younger teams.

“Our half-court trap got us back in the game in the 4th quarter,” Cochran said. “We got to keep working hard and cut down on our turnovers and continue to execute more efficiently on the offensive and defensive ends.”

Bainbridge trailed Colquitt County 17-9 at the end of the first quarter and 27-19 at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, the Lady Cats were down 45-30.

Leading scorers for the Lady Packers were Diamond Hall with 23 points and Za’Nautica Downs with 20 points.

Bainbridge returns to the court Saturday against Seminole County at the Bainbridge Gym. Tip off is 5 p.m.