LaGrange falls to Heard County

Published 10:28 pm Friday, December 22, 2023

After almost two weeks since their last game, the LaGrange girls basketball team struggled to find any sort of rhythm on Friday, falling to Heard County 52-25.

The Braves were able to jump out to an early 11-4 lead after the first quarter and kept the pressure on the home team from there.

Despite the early offensive struggles, LaGrange was able to stay in the game for the most part in the first half.

This changed in the third quarter as Heard County outscored LaGrange 24-5 over those eight minutes to take a commanding 47-15 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Braves put in their reserves in the fourth quarter, which allowed LaGrange to outscore them 10-5 which served as a small positive note during a tough night for the home team.

The Grangers were never able to figure out their offensive struggles on Friday as Jaida Davis served as the lone spark for the offense with 10 points. Teyana Payne scored six points — all in the first half. Ta’Niya Taylor had four points while Katlynn Trammell and Madysin Booker each scored two points while MaKayla Wills had one point to round out the scoring for the Grangers on the evening.

The Grangers had a tough time slowing down the duo of Emma Beers and Jayden Boykin, who scored 15 and 12 points, respectively.

LaGrange had lost four in a row to drop to 1-5 on the season. The team will take part in the Heard County Classic next Friday and Saturday before returning in the new year to host North Clayton on Jan. 2 for their region opener.