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Lady Cavaliers Rough Up Central Carrollton, 56-36

Lady Cavaliers Rough Up  Central Carrollton, 56-36

The clock is ticking. The season is winding down, and the Lady Cavaliers are starting to look like a team that is capable of making a late-season run.

The Callaway High basketball team was at it again on Tuesday night in a 56-36 win over Central Carrollton in Region 5-AAA play in Hogansville. The Lady Cavaliers pulled their region record up to 4-2. Callaway High is 7-8 overall.

“We hustled, and we wanted it. We’ve got some shooters and rebounders.We’re working as a team,” said Lady Cavaliers sophomore center Chyna Cameron.

Callaway High broke the game open with a 15-2 run in the last 2:44 of the second quarter. With the half-court press and some nifty steals the Lady Cavaliers took a lead of 32-10.

“We put some pressure on them,” said Callaway High Head Coach Deyano Martin. “We’re starting to grow up. I like our effort, and we’re starting to play together.”

Senior guard Zamari Hardnett sparked the Lady Cavaliers with a three-pointer with 1:38 left in the first half. Callaway High forward Qua’Treonna Beasley followed with a layup for a 29-10 Lady Cavalier lead. Beasley also knocked down a three-pointer just before halftime to send Callaway High into the locker room with a 22-point lead.

“They have a deeper bench, and we started too slow. We were a little inconsistent, and we weren’t closing out shots,” said Coach Mia Washington of Central Carrollton (3-18 overall, 0-7 in the region).

Lady Cavalier sophomore guard Kelly Carlisle added to the Lady Lions misery with a fastbreak basket for a 37-15 Callaway High lead at the 2:10 mark of the third quarter. Freshman forward Haley Holliday also bagged a five-foot jumper on the Lady Cavaliers next possession.

Callaway High had a 16point lead after three quarters. Thanks in part to a Tanesha Johnson layup and free throw, the Lady Cavaliers also outscored the Lady Lions, 17-13 in the fourth quarter.

Hardnett and Cameron paced Callaway High on this night with 13 points each. Holliday and Johnson canned six points apiece.

Central Carrollton ran the court, too, with senior guard Eliza Luke (eight points), sophomore Haley Luke (seven points) and junior forward Christina Lay (six points).

Lady Cavaliers Rough Up  Central Carrollton, 56-36 Lady Cavaliers Rough Up  Central Carrollton, 56-36 Lady Cavaliers Rough Up  Central Carrollton, 56-36

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer

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