So­cial Cir­cle girls pick up first re­gion win

Lady Skins hold Tal­lu­lah Falls to 13 points, win by 42

The Covington News - - Front page - Ty­lan Merk­er­son sports@cov­news.com

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.

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