2008-01-23 / Sports

Lady Bears edge past JCHS

By Anne Marie Kyzer Staff Writer

The Lady Bears came from behind to claim a 66-64 win over Jenkins County High School last week but went on to suffer a disappointing weekend.

The Burke County High School girls basketball team (10- 7) was down 38-30 at halftime last Tuesday but outscored the Lady Eagles 36-26 in the final two quarters to claim the victory.

Freshman Antornia Walker bagged another high-scoring game with 35 points to her credit. She also had 10 steals in the contest. Junior Yasma Lynch tacked on 9 points and sophomore Eddriss Miles added another 7. Senior Synquis Givens had 6 steals.

The Lady Bears' confidence was shaken later in the week though when they collected back-to-back region losses.

Liberty County High School dealt the first blow, a 71-45 defeat on the road Friday night, and St. Vincent's Academy of Savannah came from behind to beat the Lady Bears 53-47 Saturday night at home.

The Lady Bears were on top 25-24 at the half against St. Vincent's and had stretched their lead to 38-33 by the end of the third quarter. But a 20-point fourth quarter for St. Vincent's put them out front when Burke County posted only 11 in the final period.

Walker scored 15 points for Burke County, sinking a threepointer and going 3-6 from the free-throw line. She also chalked up 6 steals for the night. Junior Whitney Jenkins wasn't far behind with 12 points and 5 steals. She made two shots from the three-point arch.

Givens scored 8 and stole the ball 5 times, and Lynch added 7 points to Burke County's score.

Against Liberty County, Walker led the Lady Bears with 17 points and recorded 6 steals. She was followed by Lynch, who scored 9. Kenyatta Jones posted 6 points.

Burke County traveled to Hephzibah for another region match up Tuesday, but scores were not available at press time.

The Lady Bears will face South Effingham High School Friday night in Waynesboro at 7 p.m. and will travel to Richmond Hill High School Saturday.

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