Lady Bulldogs head off Temple before Rockmart showdown
Following their first loss of the season last week on a road trip to Pickens, the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs basketball team were able to come out on top in a tightlycontested road battle against the Temple Lady Tigers last week.
After trailing much of the game, the Lady Bulldogs offense was able to pull away from the Lady Tigers in the second half.
The two squads are very similar. Temple, who came into the matchup 4-2, started their season alike the Lady Bulldogs with blowout wins over Paulding County. Cedartown knew they would be in for a hard test, but early on they could not buy a shot.
Temple led 9-2 after one period and 18-16 at halftime. Heading into the last interval, the Lady Tigers still held a 26-25 advantage. Thankfully for Cedartown, that is when the tides turned.
In the fourth period, the Lady Bulldogs dropped 20 points and smothered the opposition on defense, only allowing 9 points to the Temple. Both Tamera Beeman and Qiana Watson added 6 points each in the fourth, helping win the game for their team. Beeman led all scorers for Cedartown with 16 points. Qiana Watson scored 12 points and her sophomore counterpart, Keke Turner, scored with 10 points. Marycille Brumby hit a threepointer in the first half and finished with 5 points total, and Ava Allred added two free-throws coming off the bench.
The 4-1 Lady Bulldogs were back in action on Saturday for their first home game of the season, as they will play host to the 1-2 Rockmart Lady Jackets.
Check back in the Dec. 26 edition for how the annual rivalry played out.