Lady Bears finish third in region, begin run in state playoffs

The Lady Bears dropped one and picked up a win during the region tourney semifinals, earning a third place finish and a slot in the first round of state play.

Thomson managed to outbasket the Lady Bears with a final score of 46-38. Jalia Johnson, who had 13 points and 2 rebounds, and Alayla Denmark, 7 points and 5 rebounds, led the team’s effort.

Head coach Leslie Lawrence said the girls struggled offensively during the first half against Morgan County, giving up 6 three-point shots.

“This led to a huge halftime deficit,” she said, “however, we sold out to our defensive game plan and were able to hold Morgan County scoreless for over eight minutes consecutive between the third and fourth quarters. I am proud of our players for their efforts in this game. Everyone contributed, and it was one of the best halves we have played this season.”

In the 43-40 win, Dy’mon Webb posted 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals; Jemerya Dixon, 9 points , 3 rebounds and 2 steals; and

Danielle McClendon, 5 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals.

The Lady Bears played at Central Macon doe the first round of the state tournament yesterday (Tuesday), but results were not available at press time.

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