Lady Tigers stay hot with road win
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
CARTERSVILLE – The red-hot Troup Lady Tigers (12-5) improved to 5-1 in the region with a 48-36 over home-standing Cartersville on Friday.
Troup has won 12 of its past four games, and it has won four straight since a close home loss to Sandy Creek.
Sophomore point guard Jada Green had a big game for Troup with 16 points, and Amber Gilbert added 12 points while making 5-of-7 free-throw attempts.
Aniya Palmer scored seven points, all in the second half, and Samarria Weldon and added six points.
Troup charged out to a 13-7 lead after the first quarter, and it was ahead 23-14 at the half, and 34-24 through three quarters.
Troup kicks off the second half of its region schedule today against Chapel Hill, with tip-off set for 4 p.m.
Troup opened region play with a 54-31 win at Chapel Hill.
In the boys’ game, Troup was unable to keep pace with a hot-shooting Cartersville team.
Cartersville made 14 shots from beyond the 3-point line on the way to an 88-76 victory.
Troup (11-6 overall) finished the first half of the region schedule with a 3-3 record.
Jaquavo McFarland led Troup with 26 points, Gabe Cofield added 17 points, and Kobe Hudson and Joko Willis had 12 points apiece.
The Tigers were down by two points through three quarters, and they were outscored 33-23 in the final quarter.
Troup begins the second half of its region schedule today against Chapel Hill.
Earlier this season, Troup went on the road and beat Chapel Hill 58-43 in the region opener.
Troup’s teams are playing at home for the first time since Jan. 5 when they lost to Sandy Creek.