Lady Canes open region play by crushing Ringgold, 86-34
by David Royal
Dec 07, 2012 | 765 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville broke into the win column by trouncing Ringgold 86-34 in girls high school basketball Thursday night.

The Lady Canes collected the win with a strong inside game — with 38 points coming from their three post players — deadly 3-point shooting — five 3s — and a dominant rebounding effort.

Cartersville coach Cindy Moore collected her first victory at the helm of the program and said the performance was in line with her objectives on the night.

“We had some goals going in as far as defensive play and assists and I thought we did well,” Moore said. “Our post players, the Jones twins [Maya and Morgan] and Jazz [Jazmine Baldwin], did a great job early setting the tone with their rebounding and scoring inside.

“It was great seeing Stefanie Will hit those shots outside because when she’s does that, we will have a great opportunity to win the ball game.”

The Lady Purple Hurricanes jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the contest but Ringgold answered that volley with a deuce and a 3-pointer to pull within 8-5 with 6:05 remaining in the first quarter. It was the closest the Lady Tigers got the rest of the game and the Lady Canes answered with a 12-0 run to muscle out to a 20-5 lead.

Cartersville held a 26-11 lead at the end of the first frame. Baldwin led the Lady Canes offensively in the period, burying four shots from close range, while Kaelyn Irby contributed six.

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