Murray County

February 2, 2013

Prep roundup: Lady Cats basketball keep pace in league


One of three Christian Heritage (7-11) players who scored in double figures, Locke finished with 27 points — including eight 3-pointers — while Will Patterson made four 3-pointers and tallied 18 points to go with eight rebounds.

Michael McKinney chipped in 14 points and Hutch Crawford had nine points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Lions.

Trevor Shell had more than half of the Tigers’ points, finishing with 36.

Adairsville girls 43, Coahulla Creek 42: A 3-pointer just before the buzzer gave the Lady Colts a closer final score but not the result they wanted in the Region 5-3A matchup in Varnell.

“We tried to shoot it and draw the foul at the same time,” Lady Colts coach Ryan Long said. “We did make the shot.”

Taylor Ogle led the way with 15 points for Coahulla Creek (6-15, 3-9), while Hannah Locke chipped in 11.

The Lady Colts trailed at the end of each quarter break, but had closed the gap to 31-30 entering the final period.

“Our help side defense has to be better than what it was,” Long said. “But give (Adairsville) credit. They were knocking down some 3-point shots that we were just late getting out to. Hats off to them. They came out and executed with a lot of energy. We were at times just a step too late.”

Calhoun boys 67, Murray County 43: The Indians (12-11, 7-5 Region 7-2A) were tied at 17 heading into the second quarter but trailed 34-20 at halftime.

“In the second quarter, it got to us,” Murray County coach Greg Linder said. “They came out and played very physical tonight, and we didn’t handle it. We’ll get better at that.”

The Indians were unable to bounce back, and the Yellow Jackets extended the lead to 47-30 entering the final period.

Brady Todd led Murray County with 12 points, while Martin Contreras and Jake Ice each added 10.

Calhoun girls 59, Murray County 39: The host Lady Yellow Jackets, who are undefeated and sitting atop the Region 7-2A standings, took control early on their way to another league victory.

Holly Stanfield had a team-high 14 points and Caitlyn Sims added nine for Murray County (7-16, 4-8), which trailed 17-6, 34-15 and 52-31 at the quarter breaks.

“We just kind of came out timid there to start with,” Lady Indians coach Mich-ael Hill said. “They jumped on us and got a pretty good lead, but once we settled down we started playing a little ball. We tried to give them a little scare in second half, but Calhoun’s good.”

• Coahulla Creek did not report results from Friday’s scheduled varsity boys game against visiting Adairsville by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

Northwest JV girls 43, Southeast Whitfield 17: Karli Williams led the way with nine points for the victorious Lady Bruins, while Peyton Maret chipped in eight. Southeast was led by Emily Beck’s six points.

Dalton JV boys 46, LaFayette 44: Peter Sigmon’s 15-point effort led the way while Mark Sims added seven points and Payton Veraldi had six as the Cats (10-2) finished the season.

Dalton JV girls 51, LaFayette 21: Mia Smith led the Lady Cats (9-4) with 11 points, while Alex Brumbelow added 10.

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