Teams get a break be­fore head­ing back to the courts

Lady Bull­dogs split week be­fore break

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - From staff re­ports

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.

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The Lady Bull­dogs grab a much-needed win over Pauld­ing County on Fri­day.

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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.

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