By Chris McCarthy/Editor
The Coosa Christian girls basketball team didn’t disappoint its upperclassmen on Senior Night, as the Lady Conquerors posted a 52-35 win over Ragland on Tuesday (Jan. 26) in Gadsden.
Although the hosts maintained the lead from early in the first quarter, the Lady Purple Devils pulled within single digits with 3:38 left in the third quarter.
But Coosa answered said threat with a 14-2 run that secured the win and gave Georgia Mills and Hailey Myrick an appropriate send-off in their final home game at The Coliseum.
“It was Senior Night, so there was a lot of emotion,” said Coosa head coach Richard Hollingsworth. “Georgia and Hailey has meant a lot to our program. [Ragland] was making runs at us and the flow of the game wasn’t like we normally expect, but we were able to pull away in the second half. This is just a great group of girls and l love being around them.”
Claire Davison scored 13 points for Coosa (11-8), followed by Maggie Grizzard with 11 and Samara Brewster with nine.
Coming out of the first quarter ahead 12-6, the Lady Conquerors used eight points from Davidson and six from Samara Brewster to take a 27-17 lead at intermission.
A three-point basket from Davidson and respective baskets by Myrick and Mills provided the hosts with a 15-point advantage midway through the third, but Ragland put together a 12-2 stretch that narrowed the gap to 36-27.
But seven points from Grizzard and six from Mary Williamson helped give the Lady Conquerors the necessary cushion down the stretch.
Alexis Kelley paced Ragland with 13 points.