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Callaway sweeps past Heard County

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

FRANKLIN – The Callaway Lady Cavaliers eased past Heard County 62-48 on Tuesday for their first win of the season.

Callaway improved to 1-5 overall, and it evened its Region 5-AA record at 1-1.

Callaway began its region schedule with a road loss to Lamar County last week in a rematch of last season’s region-championshipg ame.

Gabrielle Johnson, one of Callaway’s talented freshmen, had 14 points, and senior Kierra Jackson also scored 14 points.

Qua Beasley added 11 points, and Niakoe Burks scored nine points.

Heard County led 21-19 after the first quarter, and Callaway was ahead 26-25 at the half.

Callaway took control in the third quarter, outscoring Heard County 22-7 to build a 16-point lead.

In the boys’ game, Callaway improved to 2-0 in the region with a 45-37 win over Heard County.

Callaway opened its region schedule with a 63-52 victory over Lamar County last week.

Trailing by two points, the Cavaliers outscored the Braves 16-6 in the fourth quarter to secure the road win.

Demetrius Coleman led Callaway with 16 points, and he had nine of those point in the final period.

Ja’Vontay Boddie added 10 points, and he was 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.

Callaway will host East Coweta on Saturday, with the girls’ game tipping off at 5 p.m., and the boys’ game to follow.