Lady Bull­dogs keep­ing pace in re­gion play

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

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.

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