Cedartown basketball season ends at St. Pius X
The Cedartown Bulldogs saw their season come to an end last night, falling 81-40 to St. Pius X.
Cedartown fell behind early and was not able to catch back up, taking on one of the top 5 teams in the state.
After one period, the Golden Lions held a 21-5 lead over the Bulldogs.
They continued to pour it on in the second and held a commanding 45-21 halftime lead. Despite a valiant second half effort by the Bulldogs, it was too little, too late.
The loss marks the end of the high school basketball career for two senior Bulldogs- Zah Frazier and Elijah Pace.
Both were held to only 2 points by the St. Pius X defense.
The leading scorers for Cedartown were MJ Holiday and Jeremiah Johnson, who had 12 and 9 respectively.
This marks the end of the season for Cedartown basketball, which saw one of its most prosperous seasons in a long while.
The Bulldogs made the playoffs for the first time in a decade, and upped last year’s win total by one game. They finish the season 13-16 overall and went 5-7 in region play.
Cedartown entered the playoff the fourth seed in Region 5-4A.
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs put up a great effort against the state’s third-ranked team, but a second half comeback propelled the Madison County Lady Raiders to a 64-51 victory.
The playoff appearance was the first for the Cedartown girls basketball team in well over a decade.
Early on, all signs pointed towards an upset in the matchup. The Lady Bulldogs controlled the tempo throughout the first half, severely outrebounding the Lady Raiders.
Cedartown led 10-9 after one period and 30-24 at halftime. Midway through the third period, the Madison County offense caught on fire, led by sophomore Kayla McPherson and 6’1 Jordan Baileyboth of whom finished with over 26 points.
Senior Lady Bulldog Tamera Beeman was the team’s leading scorer, finishing with 14 points.
Keke Turner and Qiana Watson scored 13 and 10 points respectively. Kam Frazier had a great night grabbing offensive rebounds, netting 8 boards and having 9 points. Marycille Brumby had 5 points and 8 rebounds.
The loss brings the season to an end for Cedartown’s Lady Bulldogs basketball team.
Cedartown’s overall record finished at 16-11 -- their most wins in around 20 years.
They went 7-5 in region play, clinching the fourth seed in Region 5-4A.