Teams get a break before heading back to the courts
Lady Bulldogs split week before break
Polk County’s basketball programs got a brief break for Christmas, but some will be back on the court this week after picking up wins losses on the road and at home before getting back to work this week in practice, or in a few cases on the road in tournament play.
Here’s a rundown of how Polk County teams fared on the court before the holiday break:
Good news for Cedartown girls fans: they started the week off on the road struggling, but picked back up a win before they get the rest of the Christmas break off.
The Lady Bulldogs took Paulding County for a 54- 39 win on Friday to bring their first half of the season to a close, and now have this week to prepare for their first region game against Cartersville coming up on Jan. 2.
Quina Watson with 22 points, Tamara Beeman with 13 points, and Keke Turner with 10 points took the top spots in the score book during the Friday game.
Head coach Eddie Gambrell gave some input on how he thought the girls performed in Friday nights game.
“It was good to get a win tonight, we have struggled these last three ball games. We started the season off 4-0 and then had a couple girls get sick and have injuries so this was actually the first game we had everybody back.” Gambrell said.
“At times it was looking ugly in the game, but overall i think we did a job well done and we came out and took bare of business.”
The Lady Bulldogs started off last week having dropped a 70-35 game to the Paulding County Lady Patriots.
The team sits at 5-3 heading into region play.
Bulldogs strike out in pair of games before tournament play
It wasn’t the week the Cedartown boys hoped it would be on the hardwood.
The Cedartown Bulldogs played against the Paulding County basketball team last Friday at home and despite keeping it close in the opening quarters, the Bulldogs did not have enough juice for all four quarters and ended up loosing 69-42.
The top three shooters who swished through the net were Jayden Johnson with 12 points, Trevon Wofford with 8 points, and Jeremiah Johnson with 6 points.
Bulldogs head coach Benjie Frazier spoke on players that stuck out to him during this game.
“Its a process, but my young guys, I had 3 ninth graders play and they have been battle tested these last two games,” Frazier said. “Those two teams were very athletic and will be the type of teams we will be encountering for the rest of this season.”
The team sits at 5-3 before they head into play this week in Summerville.
Jackets strike out at Fort Pay tournament
Rockmart was on the road last week for play in Alabama, participating in the Fort Payne holiday tournament and dropping a game last Friday to the Panthers.
The 89-71 finish was the only score on the books at press time available, but other games without scores were set to be added to the record.
The 6- 3 Jackets take a break for the rest of the holidays before going back into Region 7-AA play starting with Dade County on Jan. 2, along with the Lady Jackets who weren’t on the schedule last week.
The Lady Bulldogs grab a much-needed win over Paulding County on Friday.
Chadriq Neal goes up against a Paulding County player.
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SJ The Lady Bulldogs found success on the court over Paulding County to finish the week.
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SJ Cedartown players go up for a rebound during their Friday game against Paulding County at home.