Ninth Grade Academy’s Lady Falcons had little trouble handling Gils County and Shelbyville’s junior varsity teams last week. The ladies are off to a 5-0 start.
Thursday night, the Lady Falcons won over Giles County, 70-45.
Samantha Williams, Mackinley Fitch and Sy Buchanan all picked up baskets in the first minute of the game. The Lady ‘Cats never posed a threat in the 32 minutes.
It was a 21-9 ball game at the end of one.
By the intermission, NGA was up 43-17.
The second half went to the Lady Bobcats, 28-27, as Coach Sherry Horton played into her bench.
The ladies put more points on the board in this game than any this season with more offensive opportunities, improving their turnover rate.
By the end of the night, the Lady Falcons had put 14 players on the floor; 12 put points on the board. Mackinley Fitch and Kayla Parks led with 13 points each. Sy Buchanan had 10; Samantha Williams, 8; Rebecca Lewter, 7; Chelsea Gatlin, 5; Lauren Gower and Shelby Motter, 3; Bethany Lamon, Darian Norman and Karla Lua scored 2.
NGA was 24 of 52 from the paint and 3 of 9 from the arch. From the line, the ladies were 13 of 32. Three pointers came from Gatlin, Gower and Motter.
The Lady Falcons finished with 19 turnovers.
Giles County won the boards, 29-26.
On Monday of last week, the Lady Falcons won over Shelbyville on the road, 50-34.
It was a close game in the first half. NGA was up 17-13 at the intermission.
But, the Lady Falcons got their game on track in the second half, winning the two period, 33-21, with 6 points coming from Samantha Williams in the final frame.
Eleven ladies put points on the board. Williams led with 12; Sy Buchanan had 11; Rebecca Lewter, 6; Darian Norman, 4; Mackinley Fitch, Bethany Lamon and Jesse Ferguson, 3; Brianna Sanders, Chelsea Gatlin, Kayla Parks and Shelby Motter scored 2.
The ladies were 21 of 46 from the paint and 1 of 2 from the arch. From the line, the ladies were 5 of 23.
Both teams pulled 34 rebounds. NGA was led by Parks and Norman with 5 each.
The Lady Falcons had 27 turnovers to 16 for the Lady Eagles.
For their next action, the ladies host Moore County on Thursday with game time at 6 p.m.