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Easy night for Lady Cavaliers

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

The Callaway Lady Cavaliers started fast and never let up on the way to a 55-25 home win over Spencer on Friday night.

Callaway (5-7 overall) surged to a 16-4 lead after the opening quarter, and it never looked back to improve to 3-1 in Region 5-AA.

“We came out and played hard,” Callaway head coach Deyano Martin said. “We wanted to start well, and finish well.”

Two of Callaway’s talented freshmen, Niakoe Burks and Gabrielle Johnson, led the way in scoring with 13 points and 12 points, respectively.

Kierra Jackson and Haley Holliday added seven points apiece, and Jasmine Dukes scored six points while making all four of her free-throw attempts.

Jackson scored all seven of her points in the opening quarter as Callaway seized control. The story was much the same in the second quarter, with Callaway outscoring Spencer 15-6 to go ahead 31-10 at the halftime break.

In the third quarter, Johnson and Burks scored all 14 of the Lady Cavaliers’ points as they went ahead 45-16.

In the fourth quarter, Martin was able to empty the bench and make sure everyone on the team got some playing time.

“It was really nice to see the other girls get off the bench and play,” Martin said. “That’ll help us, give them some confidence. A couple of girls might have found themselves a little bit. That’s always a good thing.”

Callaway hosts Manchester today at 6 p.m.