Kelley, BRHS slam door on Tigers, win 51-37Published 10:30am Tuesday, December 24, 2013
After shaking off a sluggish, sloppy start, Cookie Kelley and the Benjamin Russell Lady Wildcats pulled away from the Dadeville Lady Tigers to claim a 51-37 victory.
The Lady Wildcats didn’t look themselves to start the game, as several errant passes led to Lady ‘Cats turnovers.
Laquashous Stowes had her shooting stroke going for Dadeville early on, scoring six first-half points for the Lady Tigers.
In spite of that, BRHS went into the second quarter up 13-11.
At this point, the Lady Wildcats inside advantage asserted itself, particularly on the offensive glass.
Second-chance points allowed Benjamin Russell to keep Dadeville at bay, as the Lady Wildcats went into the intermission up 24-17.
The third quarter is where the Lady Wildcats looked to have it all wrapped up, as BRHS opened the period on a 10-2 run that increased its lead to 15 at the midway point of the third.
However, the Lady ‘Cats offense went cold, as Hallie Cocx, Araven Edwards and Stowes keyed a 8-0 run to bring the period to a close. Dadeville was in striking distance, down 34-27.
In the fourth, Kelley slammed the door on the Lady Tigers’ comeback hopes.
After Dadeville got it to within five, Kelley scored 11 fourth-quarter points to ice the game for the Wildcats.
Kelley scored six of the Lady Wildcats’ final eight points to seal the deal for BRHS.
Kelley led the Wildcats with 15 points. Jernika Russell added 11.
For the Lady Tigers, Stowes was the high scorer with 12 points.
Cocx added nine points for Dadeville.