The East Gadsden girls’ basketball team is off to their best start in recent years. The Jaguars are 5-1 on the season and defeated Tallavana Christian last week in an inter-county matchup. In that contest, two players scored in double figures. Ednia McCall and Dondrea Harris, both sophomores, combined for 31 points. The two also combined to hit three 3-pointers.
On Thursday night the team lost a close 62-61 contest to district opponent Madison County. More disheartening was falling short after mounting a major comeback effort in the fourth quarter. After being down 20 points entering the final stanza, the Jaguars outscored the Cowgirls 26-7 before falling one point short.
The Munroe girls’ basketball picked up a key district win that was a long time in coming on Friday night. For the first time in six seasons, Munroe defeated Aucilla, winning 44-36.
Munroe jumped out early, leading 14-5 at the end of the first quarter and 23-11 at the half. Anna Jones led scorers with 14 points, hitting three 3-point attempts. Karleebeth Perkins added nine points and Mary Pat Thomas pulled down 15 rebounds and five steals. The Lady Cats moved to 4-3 on the season and are 2-0 in district play.
The Panthers were upended by Maclay 83-21 last week. After scoring 11 points in the first quarter, the Panthers managed only 10 points over the next three quarters.
The halftime score was Maclay 51 to West Gadsden’s 13