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Easy day for Lady Tigers

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

CARROLLTON – The Troup Lady Tigers made easy work of Columbia on Tuesday afternoon.

In the fifth of eight games played at Carrollton High, Troup was in control from the start on the way to a 61-28 victory.

“We played with great intensity on defense,” said Troup head coach Carla Thornton. “There were little things that we can clean up, but there was a lot of energy, and we played great team ball, we got everybody involved, so I was real happy with that.”

Troup, which hadn’t played in more than a week, led 17-4 after the first quarter, and it was ahead 26-14 at the half, and 43-18 through three quarters.

Aniya Palmer, who scored eight first-quarter points to help Troup get off to a quick start, led the way with 17 points.

Alexcia Murphy added 12 points and Jada Green scored 10 points, and both players had six points in the third quarter.

Monyia Murphy had a basket in every quarter, including a 3-pointer in the second quarter, and she finished with seven points.

It was the fourth straight win for Troup (4-2), which finished second in the Class AAAA state tournament last season.

The Lady Tigers aren’t scheduled to play again until Jan. 5, and they could end up playing a bunch of games in a short period of time because of postponements.

That means that everyone on the team will need to be ready to go since the key players will need some time to rest.

“You’re going to have to make sure the other girls are ready to step up, because that’s a lot of wear and tear on your body,” Thornton said.