By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
February 3, 2014
The Callaway Lady Cavaliers kicked off a busy week in style.
Facing Douglass in a Region 5-AAA match-up on Monday, the Lady Cavaliers started quickly and went on to claim a 50-43 victory.
Callaway (12-7 overall) improved to 7-3 in Region 4-AAA, while Douglass (5-11 overall) dropped to 4-6 in the region.
The Lady Cavaliers have a firm hold on third place in the region, and they have an outside shot at catching either Central-Carroll or Chapel Hill, who are both 10-1 in the region.
Callaway will play four more games this week, beginning with today’s home showdown against Central-Carroll.
“Today was one step in the right direction, and we have to keep fighting,” Callaway head coach Deyano Martin said.
Today’s challenge will be a stiff one for the Lady Cavaliers.
Central-Carroll (22-2 overall) has had a sensational season, and it beat Callaway 64-49 earlier this season.
“We went down there, and they did what they had to do,” Martin said. “They’re coming to our house, and we have to take care of business at home.”
Monday’s game was the first one in more than a week for the Lady Cavaliers, who had three games postponed last week.
The layoff didn’t seem to bother the Lady Cavaliers, who rolled to a 15-9 lead after the first period.
By the half, the Lady Cavaliers were on top 27-20, and they were ahead 37-29 heading into the final period.
Douglass got within five with 3:56 left in the game, but Terriyunna Dunson scored moments later to push the lead back to seven.
Callaway went up by as many as 11 points before Douglass scored the final four points.
“I think they responded well after a long layoff. We hadn’t played in awhile,” Martin said. “We played better tonight as far as attacking the basket. The rebounding was a lot better.”