Lady Cats end region play with 51-46 win over Harris County

Published 4:27 pm Friday, February 3, 2017

Bainbridge Lady Cat’s basketball finished their region season with a strong win, beating Harris County 51-46 on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at home.

A slow start for the Lady Cat’s quickly changed after the first quarter when Bainbridge took off, and continually outscored Harris County for the final three quarters, giving them a solid win.

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“We started off shooting poorly from the field against them and we couldn’t contain their big girl (J. Carter) early on as she scored 16 points in the (first) quarter, which got them off to a 22-7 first quarter lead,” said Head Coach Kelvin Cochran.

Starting the second quarter in a 15-point hole is never easy to get out of, but the Lady Cat’s proved their grit as they clawed their way back.

“Our girls finally found some offensive punch and played much better on the defensive end outscoring them 15-6 in the quarter cutting the lead from 15 points to just 6 at half time,” said Coach Cochran.

With the score sitting at 28-22 at halftime with Harris County up, the Lady Cat’s came out of halftime and built on their second quarter comeback. The team put up 15 in the third while holding Harris County to only nine. The score was then tied 37-37 heading into the final quarter of play.

Bainbridge kept their foot on the gas and the defensive pressure on and continued to outscore Harris County. A 14-point quarter was the nail in the coffin as Bainbridge buried Harris County in the fourth.

“The girls dug themselves out of a big, early hole and made all us very proud of their effort during a tough game,” said Coach Cochran. “Nadia Marshall kept us in the game with her big night scoring but it was a great team effort as we got contributions on both ends from numerous young ladies to make the comeback successful.”

Marshall dominated offensively, scoring 28 to lead all scorers. Bainbridge had five other girls contribute offensively to help out Marshall. Marshall also led the Lady Cat’s in rebounding, grabbing 13 rebounds off the glass to help out their effort.

The Lady Cat’s next game is Saturday, Feb. 4 at Seminole County.