Glencoe used great defense in the final minutes of the game to preserve a 48-33 win over Sardis.
Laura Poovey continued to lead the Lady Jackets in scoring, netting 13 points in the win. Kameron Carter led the Lady Lions with seven points.
Glencoe opened the game with a 10-0 run. Selena Tarvin scored Sardis’ first points with 2:01 left in the quarter. Sally Tinker’s 3-point shot with 41 seconds remaining in the quarter gave the Yellow Jackets a 16-6 lead.
Haley Long scored the first points of the second quarter for Sardis and added a free throw with 7:14 in the quarter.
At the 6:45 mark, Jordan Sims drained a jump shot to extend Glencoe’s lead. Laura Poovey added a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer with 2:17 in the first half.
Glencoe’s Kelsey Cooper scored the final points of the first half, increasing the Jacket lead 27-13 at the break.
Sardis’ Kameron Carter scoring the first bucket of the second quarter at the 7:07 mark. Glencoe’s Adrian Baker drove in and converted as she was fouled, connecting on the ensuing free throw with 5:57 left.
Carter scored again at the 5:40 mark and Katelyn Beasley with 5:30 left.
The Lady Jackets went on a 6-0 run and led 38-21 at the end of the third quarter.
The teams shot 23 free throws each. Glencoe completed 17-of-23 while Sardis made 11-of-23 from the charity stripe.
Sardis head coach Matt Lufthus was pleased with the overall effort of the Lady Lions.
“We started slow, but we turned things around toward the end, I’m glad we didn’t completely shut down,” said Lofthus. “The girls played with great effort and we can use that to build on.”
Glencoe Head coach John Blackwell was pleased with his team’s performance, but acknowledges the need for improvement in certain areas.
“I thought we played hard. There were times that we played great, and others we played sloppy. It’s hard to play with depth and flow at the same time, but effort wise we played great. Early in the game our plan was to attack the basket, and that’s what we did sometimes it was a good plan and other times it was a little sloppy.”