Lady Cavaliers go for another win
Published 11:12 am Wednesday, December 9, 2020
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The unbeaten Callaway Lady Cavaliers will look to keep the good times rolling when they visit Columbus High on Wednesday.
Callaway, which beat Northside-Columbus 47-38 in its season opener, improved to 2-0 with Thursday’s 63-48 road win over Jordan.
Callaway had a 13-10 lead after the first quarter against Jordan, and it was ahead 27-23 lead at the half.
Callaway took control in the third quarter when it outscored 19-9 to seize a 46-32 lead, and Jordan was unable to get close in the fourth quarter.
Freshman post player Lacy Thomas had a big game for Callaway with 18 points, and she pulled down 23 rebounds.
Thomas, who helped Callaway Middle School enjoy an unbeaten season as an eighth-grader, scored four points in her debut game against Northside before breaking out against Jordan.
Gabrielle Johnson, a play-making junior guard, added 15 points.
Johnson, Callaway’s leading returning scorer, led the team with 16 points against Northside.
Another freshman, Jazmine Thornton, added 10 points against Jordan, and Kristal Stephens and TaKayla Tucker had seven points apiece.
Callaway’s short-handed boys’ team fell to 0-2 with a 67-52 loss to Jordan.
Callaway lost to Northside-Columbus 76-61 in its season opener.
Most of Callaway’s key players are members of the football team, which will play a third-round state-playoff game against Thomasville on Friday.
On Wednesday at Columbus, the girls’ game will tip off at 6 p.m., with the boys’ game to follow.