Cavs drop region showdown
By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
For the first time this season, the Callaway Cavaliers are looking up at someone else in the region standings.
The Cavaliers fell to the Douglass Astros 74-71 Friday night, and they’re now one game back in the Region 4-AAA standings.
Douglasss has one region loss, and Callaway has two.
“We were our own worst enemy. That’s how it goes,” Callaway coach Terry Hayes said. “They made the shots, and we didn’t We didn’t make the stops when we needed to make the stops.”
In the girls’ game, the Lady Cavaliers secured a 73-64 victory.
Monica Jackson and Tanesha Johnson each had big nights for Callaway.
Jackson led the way with 24 points, and Johnson added 23 points.
Johnson scored 10 points in the fourth period as Callaway put it away.
Also on Friday, the Troup teams fell at Alexander.
In the boys’ game, Alexander stayed perfect in Region 5-AAA with a 75-46 victory.
In the girls’ game, Troup lost 66-46.
D’Aushanique Sanders led Troup with 19 points.
In GISA basketball, LaGrange Academy’s teams fell to Arlington.
In the boys’ game, the Warriors fell 65-38.
“We just could not score tonight,” LaGrange Academy coach Britt Gaylor said. “We just had one of those nights where we couldn’t get anything to fall.”
Chase Wardlaw led the Warriors with 13 points.
In the girls’ game, LaGrange Academy lost 73-20.
Also on Friday, Lafayette Christian’s boys’ team beat Lithia Christian 52-32.
The Cougars opened the game on a 9-0 run, and they didn’t look back.
David Curry had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Aaron Dixon had 11 points and four assists.
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