By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
January 10, 2014
The Callaway Cavaliers broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to beat Jackson 86-72 Friday night.
The Cavaliers (7-2 overall) improved to 3-0 in Region 4-AAA heading into today’s home game against Haralson County.
Jackson was as close as two points in the fourth period before Callaway took control.
“We had a lot of adversity come our way,” Callaway coach Terry Hayes said. “They got within two, but we got it done.”
Dre Martin paced the Cavaliers wiht 23 points, Braylon Sanders added 18 points, Ernest Patillo contributed 16 points, and Terry Godwin scored 11 points.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Cavaliers survived for a 50-49 victory over Jackson.
Tanesha Jackson paced the Lady Cavaliers with 13 points, and she converted 5-of-6 attempts from the free-throw line.
Monica Jackson and Zamari Hardnett each added seven points for Callaway.
Jackson had the ball at the end, but Callaway’s defense made a play to secure the victory.
The Lady Cavaliers (5-4 overall) improved to 2-1 in the region, and they’ll try to make it two in a row when they host Haralson County today.
LAGRANGE: The Lady Grangers fell to homestanding Alexander 57-42 Friday night in a Region 5-AAAA game.
Andrea Heflin led LaGrange with 15 points, and Antoinesha Dozier added 12 points.
In the boys’ game, the Grangers ran into a tough Alexander team and fell short 67-44.
Danterrius Bray led LaGrange with nine points.
LaGrange will be at home against Fayette County today.
LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: After falling to Harvester Christian 44-39 Thursday night, the Cougars bounced back to beat Heirway Christian 39-33 Friday night in a GISA Region 4-A game.
The Cougars were trailing 29-21 through three periods, but they outscored Heirway Christian 18-4 in the fourth quarter to get the road win.
David Curry, who had 20 points in the loss to Harvester, scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds against Heirway.
Chaz Benefield added eight points and played what Lafayette Christian coach Rene Gomez called “lights-out defense” on Heirway’s top scorer.
“It was a big region win,” Gomez said. “We did what we had to do to win.”
Gomez said the Cougars played “good enough defense to keep us in it.”
In the girls’ game, the Lady Cougars improved to 2-0 in the region with a 35-29 win over Harvester.
Morgan Douglass had a big game for the Lady Cougars with 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Cloie Yarbrough pulled down 14 rebounds.