Lady Bulldogs keeping pace in region play
It was not a banner night for the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs basketball team last Friday night, as they fell to the visiting Central Lady Lions 57-40 at home.
Central had a phenomenal third period that boosted them to victory. Cedartown led by one point at halftime, but the Lady Lion defense tightened up and allowed only 4 points total to the Lady Dawgs in the third interval.
Additionally, their offense added 15 points scoring that period, which helped them gather a large lead that they would not relinquish.
Tamera Beeman led all Cedartown scorers with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Qiana Watson finished with 8 points, and Marycille Brumby scored 6 points. Keke Turner had 6 points and 9 rebounds, and Ava Allred finished with 5 points. Kam Frazier tallied 2 points and 5 rebounds.
Earlier last week, Cedartown completed a region sweep of LaGrange with an overtime win.
The two teams were neck and neck throughout the first half and on into the final minutes of the ballgame. With seconds left, a LaGrange turnover gave Cedartown the ball. However, a missed layup by Keke Turner at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime- the first overtime matchup for the Lady Bulldogs all season.
Even though the Lady Granger offense stayed with the hometown team scoringwise the entire game, they could not match the effort given by Frazier and Beeman in the overtime period. Cedartown won 49-45 in overtime, sweeping LaGrange for the 2019 regular season.
Fortunately, the Lady Bulldogs are still second in the region standings. Should Troup County have defeated LaGrange this past Saturday, though, it would push Cedartown to third.
The Lady Bulldogs had Coosa after press time on Saturday evening. Their next region game will be a matchup at Troup County on Tuesday, with the winner more than likely clinching the second spot in the region standings.