Lady Bull­dogs head off Tem­ple be­fore Rock­mart show­down

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL SPORTS - By Lo­gan Mad­dox lo­ganseth­mad­[email protected]

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.

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