2018-02-07 / Sports

Lady Bears secure second place standing as regular season ends

DAVID STEMBRIDGE


Junior Kianni Westbrook led the Lady Bears scoring 24 points against Hephzibah last Friday night. Junior Kianni Westbrook led the Lady Bears scoring 24 points against Hephzibah last Friday night. The Burke County High School Lady Bears (15-6, 8-2) had a great week, defeating Thomson on Tuesday, Jan. 30, by 62-48. On Friday night, Feb. 2, the Lady Bears beat Hephzibah 86-21.

Coach Leslie Lawrence said the team came out a little slow against Thomson but was able to go into the locker room with a 4-point lead at the half.

“We were able to find our rhythm in the second half to this game by mixing up our defense,” she said. “This strategy was executed well by our players as they turned turnovers into points.”

On Friday night, Lawrence said they were able to jump Hephzibah early and that everyone contributed to the victory.

“We finished the season 15-6 overall and 8-2 in the region for second place,” she said, adding that they Lady Bears will play the winner of the Hephzibah and Cross Creek game that was played last night (Tuesday). “We will have three days to prepare for this rubber match.”

The Lady Bears will begin region play on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m.

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