Lady Indians Open Season;
Defeat Cedar Bluff, Lose To Darlington
By: J. SCOTT HELTON
The Lady Indians began their season by hosting the Chattooga Thanksgiving Classic at the Little Big Horn last weekend. Darlington, Cedar Bluff, Model, and Northwest Whitfield all participated in the lady’s tournament. Chattooga defeated Cedar Bluff and lost to Darlington.
Despite each team committing fouls during the first quarter, both played well, and the game was very close as the home team Indians had the lead 12-10 after one quarter. The Lady Tigers played the second quarter with a renewed intensity as the Indian shooters went cold, and the visitors outscored Chattooga 14 to three in the second, giving them a 24-15 lead at halftime.
The roles were reversed in the third as Chattooga began scoring at will, outscoring the opponents 17-8, which had the score tied at 32 going into the fourth quarter.
Ellie Martin, Faith Ann Foster, and Makiya Parrish came up big in the fourth quarter for the Indians. Cedar Bluff had the lead 49-47 as Chattooga drove down the court, and with seconds left on the clock, Makiya Parrish nailed a critical three-pointer to give the lady Indians the win 50-49.
In their second game of the tournament, the Lady Indians faced off against the Darlington Lady Tigers in a fiercely fought battle that saw Chattooga unable to secure the victory. The first quarter saw both teams hustling on the defensive side of the ball, and Darlington held a slight edge, 10-6 after one quarter.
Both continued to press on defense, but after coaches made the proper adjustments and opened their offenses and the teams began to put points on the board. Darlington outscored Chattooga 20-12 in the frame and held a 30-18 lead at halftime.
Chattooga fought hard in the fourth and at one point, closed the gap to nine points, but Darlington proved too strong and came away with a 65-51 victory.
The Lady Indians’ next game is a region contest at home against the Armuchee Indians on Tuesday at 6 p.m.