Murray County

February 19, 2013

Dalton, North Murray girls basketball prepares for first round

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Seniors Maddie Howell and Brooke Thomas are leading the Lady Cats in scoring with 15 and 12 points per game, respectively.

North Murray (17-11) comes into the game after falling to eventual Region 5-3A champions Sonoraville in the semifinals of this past weekend’s tournament and then beating Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe for the first time in three meetings in the consolation game.

Elbert County (21-7) lost to North Oconee for the Region 8-4A championship.

Robinette is hoping his team’s experience with the Lady Blue Devils from last season will pay dividends tonight.

“There is no doubt they are a little more athletic than us, but we feel like we match up well with them,” he said. “I am hoping our matchup stuff we do defensively will neutralize their speed. We have to have a good game in the paint and limit them and force them outside, and we will be in a position to win the ballgame.”

The Lady Mountaineers have been without leading scorer Erin Robinson, who has been out with illness. However, Abigail Bradley, Kara Deal and Meagan Spivey have been picking up the slack. Robinette said he will find out today if his leading scorer will dress out tonight.

No matter who is on the floor, Robinette said his team found another gear in the last two weeks.

“We were playing some good ball around Christmas and then we hit a little lull,” Robinette said. “I hope we play our best in Elbert County. We have picked it up in the last couple of weeks.”

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