Lady Bulldogs take close one from Central
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs got some much needed medicine from a win at home over Central, edging the Lady Lions by just a single point on the night.
The Lady Bulldogs took a 38-37 win over Central Carroll after they fell in the past two games to Sandy Creek and to Troup.
For Cedartown’s girls basketball team, anything that could have went wrong for them in last Tuesday’s loss did go wrong. Two starters- post Tamera Beeman and guard Qiana Watson- were injured in the previous Saturday’s game against Troup County and could not play against Sandy Creek.
Additionally, guard Kam Frazier was not fully healed from being banged up in the weekend contest as well, but the junior fought through the pain and played on Tuesday. However, when you match the absences of Beeman and Watson with the fact that the Lady Bulldogs were taking on the region-leading Lady Patriots, it spells a recipe for disaster.
The disaster came on full force in Tuesday’s 62-34 loss.
Cedartown fell in a hole early and was unable to dig out before the game ended. They trailed 19-9 after one period and 42-17 at halftime. It would not get much closer after that.
The Lady Bulldogs were completely outmatched.
Sandy Creek held a massive height advantage; Lady Patriots Paris Thompson, Dajia Powell, and Arielle Belinga were all 5’11 or taller and combined for 54 of the team’s 62 points on the day. In comparison, Cedartown’s tallest starter was 5’8 Marycille Brumby. Keke Turner put together a nice performance, scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Marycille Brumby finished with 7 points and 7 rebounds as well. Despite not being 100 percent, Kam Frazier added 5 points on her own and grabbed 3 rebounds.
Fortunate for the Lady Bulldogs, they still have some time to continue to break out in 5-4A for the season. Cedartown has LaGrange on Tuesday after press time, and then Central and Coosa back to back at home on Friday and Saturday evenings before another road trip to Troup County.
The Lady Bulldogs stood at press time at 11-5 overall and 4-2 in region play looking for a playoff spot before their game over the weekend against Cartersville.
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SJ Correspondent Logan Maddox contributed to this report.
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs had all their players back in rotation for a 38-37 win over Central on Friday, Jan. 18.
Left: Solid defense kept the Lady Bulldogs on top and helped them squeak out at 38-37 win over Central Carroll on Jan. 18. Right: The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs came away with a one point win on Friday, Jan. 18 to stay in the mix in region play.