Lady Riders defeated by Carthage 58 - 40
Tuesday, February 4th, the Center High School Lady Riders played an exhausting and competitive game against the Carthage Lady Dawgs. Short by 18 points, the Lady Riders were defeated in this week’s game, with a final score of 58 - 40.
The entire game was back-to-back and fast paced up until fourth quarter when Carthage sped things up and took control over the game in the last few remaining minutes. Period one was played well by the Lady Riders; Ja’kayla Parks put up a total of four points, Alex patton four points, Kiddra Harper one point and Secoya Barnes contributed two. The first period ending score was 11-12.
Second period; Parks had two points, Patton four, Harper two and Aniyah Boykins had two. The Lady Riders were only behind four points in this period, with a close score of 25 Carthage, 21 Riders.
In the third period, Parks put up almost all the points that were obtained except for two. Parks had two 2 - pointers and five 1 - pointers. The last two points were from Patton, putting the Lady Riders at 34 - 36.
The game was close, but not close enough. Before the Lady Riders could manage to pull the game themselves, Carthage sped it up and managed to score twenty-two more points before the final buzzer. Leaving the Lady Riders defeated.
“It was a game that was played short handed,” said Lady Rider head coach, Doug Boone. “But I’m really proud of how the kids handed themselves and you know - we’re getting ready - you know, depending on how everything goes, for the play-offs. Finding out what our seat is. And when we make it there - we’ll show up and do our very best. I was happy with how we handled ourselves tonight,” he said.
Coach Boone and the Lady Riders are preparing for their trip to Hudson to face the Hudson Hornets on February the 7th.
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