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Trending Up: Lady Tigers are 7th and Lady Cavs are Ranked 18th

Trending Up: Lady Tigers are 7th and Lady Cavs are Ranked 18th

Chris Fernsler

Sports Editor

The season of promise and baseline jump shots is not over.

Troup High is hanging on. The Lady Tigers are ranked seventh in this week’s MaxPreps Class AAAA state basketball poll.

The Troup High girls are 10-4 overall. They are undaunted, and they are unbeaten in Region 2-AAAA. The Lady Tigers are a perfect 6-0 in league play.

Coach Carla Thornton and THS have strung together region wins over Hardaway, Spencer, Columbus High School, Kendrick, Shaw and LaGrange High.

The Lady Tigers have two double figure scorers with junior forward Aniya Palmer (13.6) and senior guard Jada Green (10 ppg). Sophomore standout Alexcia Murphy is also averaging nine points per game for the Troup High girls.

Coach Deyano Martin and the Callaway High girls are also on a basketball tear. The Lady Cavaliers are ranked 18th in the state in the MaxPreps Class AA state poll.

The Callaway High girls are 10-6 on the season and 6-1 in Region 5-AA. They are shooting for a region championship. The Lady Cavaliers might get that and a whole lot more.

Callaway High is relentless and daring. The Lady Cavaliers recent roll includes victories over Temple, Bremen, Haralson County and the 8th-ranked Heard County Lady Braves.

The Callaway High girls beat arch-rival Heard County, 58-53. The Lady Cavaliers team chemistry is coming directly from junior guard Gabrielle Johnson, freshman forward Lacy Thomas, freshman point guard Jazmin Thornton and junior shot blocker Camryn Stargell.

In boys basketball, Callaway High and LaGrange are also ranked in the Top 25 in the state. The Cavalier boys are ranked 24th in Class AA with a record of 7-9.

The LaGrange High boys are the 25th-ranked team in the state in Class AAAA. The Grangers have a 10-7 record. The Troup High boys are state ranked as well, at No. 20.

The Tigers have an 8-8 record.

Callaway High, and the Grangers and Tigers have what it takes to win in the State Tournament in March. They have talent, “slap happy” defense and players who can score at the rim.

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