Third quarter fuels Lady ’Cats’ victory; Adairsville falters
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North Paulding won the first half just barely, but Woodland came storming back in the third quarter with a crushing performance on its way to whipping the Lady Wolfpack, 53-38.

Kennedy Robinson led the way for Woodland with a monster effort as she dropped in 26 points for the Lady Wildcats. Katie Harris also chipped in 13 points to help the cause.

The two teams started out slowly, from an offensive standpoint, and were tied at 8-all after a full quarter of play. North Paulding got its offensive motor running a little faster in the second quarter and used a 14-9 run to take a 22-17 lead after a full half of play.

North Murray 42, Lady Tigers 26

Adairsville played toe-to-toe with North Murray throughout the first half but couldn’t stay with their hosts the rest of the way and fell 42-26 on Tuesday night.

“The first half my girls executed our defensive game plan as well as I could have asked,” coach Meredith Barnhill said. “In the second half they were able to hit some big shots and that kind of opened things up for them.”

North Murray managed a 3-point lead after a quarter of play, grabbing a 9-6 lead. Both teams put up just 8 points in the second frame and the Lady Mountaineers managed a 17-14 lead at the mid-way point of the game.

They improved their position in the third quarter with a 12-6 run for a 29-20 lead. The final period the Lady Mountaineers outscored their guest 13-6.

Pickens 63, Lady Colonels 40

Coach Jamie Horton admitted that the Pickens Lady Dragons were the better team with their 63-40 road victory Tuesday night.

“I’m sure they shot more than 50 percent from the floor,” Horton said.

The Lady Dragons’ shooting accuracy led to Sarah Smith scoring a game-high 24 points. Two of her teammates, Haley Kalson and Danielle Goss, also scored in double figures.

Leading 34-23 at halftime, Pickens (12-8, 5-0) broke it open by outscoring the Lady Colonels 13-6 in the third quarter.