By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
December 20, 2013
The Callaway Lady Cavaliers continued their busy week with a solid performance against the rival Troup Lady Tigers Friday night.
The Cavaliers were up by 10 at the half, and they dominated the second half to ease to a 72-37 victory.
It was the third game in four days for the Lady Cavaliers, who will play one more game today against Lanett.
“I was real pleased with the effort. They all played together as a team,” Troup head coach Deyano Martin said. “I think we looked the best tonight. I was real proud of them.”
As far as all of the games this week, Martin said having the players share the load has helped.
“I think rotating a lot of players in helps, giving them a break,” Martin said.
Callaway rolled to an 18-5 lead after the first period, but Troup got as close as six midway through the second period on a pair of free throws by Kwyneisha Spence.
It was still a six-point game when Callaway’s Zamari Hardnett made back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead to 11.
Troup’s D’Aushanique Sanders hit a 3-pointer late in the half to cut Callaway’s lead to 33-23, which was the score at the break.
By the close of the third period, Callaway was on top 50-33.
In the fourth quarter, Callaway used a 16-0 run to put it away.
Monica Jackson led Callaway with 17 points, and Hardnett added 11 points whlie Tanesha Johnson chipped in with 10 points.
For Troup, Spence led the way with 11 points, and Sanders added 10 points.