Social Circle girls pick up first region win
Lady Skins hold Tallulah Falls to 13 points, win by 42
The Social Circle High School girls basketball team has been plagued by slow starts this season; however, the Lady Redskins jumped out to fast start Friday at 6 p.m. against Tallulah Falls.
The Lady Redskins coach Mapp Ivey informed his team of the inexperience of the Indians and his message stuck. "We played great defense tonight because we knew that Tallulah Falls had some young players on the court. A great way to expose inexperience of your opponent is by playing great defense," Ivey said.
The Lady Redskins jumped out to a 19-0 first quarter lead. Shermika Harris led the way with several fast break points off of great defensive steals. Harris also led the Lady Redskins in scoring on the night with 15 points.
Jordan Schell and YaYa Hareth drained impressive deep shots early in the second quarter. The Lady Redskins owned the second quarter and refused to let anything slow them down. They played well enough to go into halftime with the scoreboard read- ing 30-9.
Harris and Hareth wasted no time in the third quarter picking up where they left off. Harris scored 6 unanswered points in less than one minute while Hareth closed out the third quarter with 4 of her own unanswered points.
The Lady Redskins dominated the fourth quarter with several of their backups on the court. Despite trailing significantly throughout the entire game, Tallulah Falls fought hard until the end and demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship. In the end, the Lady Redskins finished the game with a 55-13 win.
"This game was great for us because it is our first regional win but the true test will be our game tomorrow against a much better opponent, Athens Christian," Ivey said.
That will be an away game for the Lady Redskins.
Several players contributed to scoring for the Lady Redskins. Keontre Bagley scored 11 points. Ya-Ya Harris added 9 points. Diamond Cobb chipped in 5 points. Melissa Barrett, Brittany Forsyth, Destiny Griffen and Jordan Schell each scored 4 points.